Pineapple Becomes Art

Random object mistaken as art. Over at Robert Gordon University in Scotland, fourth-year student Ruairi Gray claims that he bought a pineapple from the local supermarket and then placed it beside the "Look Again" art and design exhibition at the university.

He returned a few days later and discovered that his pineapple had been moved into a glass case. [RGU:Union]





It reminds me of that incident last year in which some teenagers put a pair of glasses on the floor at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and soon a crowd had gathered to look at the "exhibit."

Posted By: Alex - Wed May 03, 2017
Category: Art, Avant Garde



Comments
This smells of a staged stunt. Don't get me wrong; art hippies are all retards. I'm not arguing that point at all. This just seems a little too pat.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 05/03/17 at 08:48 AM
Makes one wonder if he had set down a nasty rubber sex toy, how would it have been treated?

As far as the SFMOMA goes, a nasty rubber toy would be de rigueur.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 05/03/17 at 01:24 PM
I think it would depend on the timing -- if it was placed there before the public was admitted, someone might naturally have thought it was put there by an artist. Considering that a pineapple has an inherently beautiful symmetry, it's probably better than most of the stuff on exhibit.

Everyone who works at an art gallery is probably a little skittish about judging whether something is 'art' after the bad publicity of janitors/cleaning crews throwing away works by Paul Branca, Damien Hirst, Sala Murat, Sara Goldschmied and Eleonora Chiari, Gustav Metzger, and others.

And then there was the case of the painter's drop cloth being mistaken for a Pollock. http://associatednewspress.blogspot.com/2007/03/lost-pollock-painting-actually-painters.html
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 05/03/17 at 02:21 PM