Tuesday 25 July 2017

Somebody left a pineapple at an exhibition, people think it’s art

The pineapple masquerading as art. PIC: Ruairi Gray/Twitter
The pineapple masquerading as art. PIC: Ruairi Gray/Twitter
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Last year a random pair of glasses were mistaken for art when they were left on the floor of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Now a pineapple is reportedly fooling people in the same way.

Two students placed the £1 pineapple in the middle of an art exhibition at the Robert Gordon University in Scotland.

Ruairi Gray and Lloyd Jack left the fruit there four four days and said that when they returned it had been encased in glass and was posing as an exhibit.

Speaking to MailOnline, Gray said, "I saw an empty art display stand and decided to see how long it would stay there for or if people would believe it was art.

The pineapple masquerading as art. PIC: Lloyd Jack/Twitter
The pineapple masquerading as art. PIC: Lloyd Jack/Twitter

"I came in later and it had been put in a glass case - it's the funniest thing that has happened all year. My honours supervisor saw it and asked an art lecturer if it was real because he could not believe it."

An assistant who organised the display said she did not include the pineapple because she has an allergy.

Natalie Kerr told Press & Journal that she came back "after 10 minutes nad it was in this glass case", something she said was "a bit of a mystery".

However, she decided to leave it where it was because it was in keeping with the "playful spirit" of the exhibition.

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