IKEA Pictures in a Museum - level 3
So we all know someone who seems to know everything about everything – you're always left wondering if these experts are just making it up as they go along.
Well, these Dutch YouTube pranksters from Life Hunters TV made it their mission to catch these "experts" out. They managed to trick more than a dozen art lovers into thinking that a cheap print from IKEA was a valuable work of modern art.
The team placed the cheap canvas on display in the Museum for Modern Art in Arnhem, and asked the art lovers for an appraisal. Hilariously, the pranksters said the art was by a famous Swedish artist called 'Ike Andrews’… Get it? And apparently, nearly all of the 20 people interviewed fell for the lie. They had talk of modernity, symbolism, emotion – the usual talk....
When the team revealed their IKEA hoax, a majority of the art lovers saw the funny side, but not all were pleased about being duped.
Difficult words: prankster (a person who plays pranks – practical jokes – on people), print (a picture of a painting), appraisal (an opinion judging the worth of something), hilariously (funnily), apparently (according to the way things look), hoax (trying to make people believe something which isn’t true), dupe (to trick somebody).
What do you think of modern art?
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