Students left a pineapple at art exhibit and everyone thought it was modern art
Making fun of modern art will never get old, and nor does it deserve to.
Ruiari Gray, a student at Robert Gordon Unversity in Scotland, was recently visiting an exhibition at his school’s gallery when he decided to play a prank with his friends. Gray purposefully left a pineapple in the middle of the exhibit and hoped people would think it was art.
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Four days later, Gray returned to find that his pineapple was now encased in a glass box, forever memorialized as art.
“I came in later and it had been put in a glass case – it’s the funniest thing that has happened all year. My honors supervisor saw it and asked an art lecturer if it was real because he could not believe it,” Gray told The Daily Mail.
It’s unclear who moved the pineapple into the case or what motivated them. A curator for the event reported that the glass was actually quite heavy, so it would have taken a considerable effort.
And to be fair, pineapples are one of the top ranked fruits in the world, according to my highly unofficial estimate. They are delightfully juicy and best served in heavy fructose corn syrup in a miniature Dole fruit cup.
Cut correctly, they’re an absolute work of modern art.