Pranksters fool museum art lovers with Ikea ‘masterpiece’
Can’t tell your Van Goghs from your Ikea art? Well it seems you aren’t alone
Can’t tell your Van Goghs from your Ikea art? Well it seems you aren’t alone.
Prankster YouTube channel Life Hunters TV placed a painting from Ikea’s Street Art Collection in a museum in Arnhem and invited art lovers to comment on the piece, telling them it was an original painting by Swedish artist “Ike Andrews.”
Museum-goers fell for it hook, line and sinker with one man even commenting that he would buy the piece for 2.5 million euros.
The 10 euro painting fooled onlookers who promptly analyzed its “primordial shapes” and “nostalgic attributes.”
When the trick was revealed, most people laughed it off but some seemed less than amused and walked away, leaving the show host convulsing with laughter.