Imagine visiting a museum and taking a brief moment to stop and take off your glasses and set them on the museum’s floor.
TJ Khayatan, 17, did exactly that when he stopped by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) this week with his friends.
In observing the artwork at the famous museum, Khayatan told Buzzfeed that he and his friends appreciated the unique pieces of artwork, but didn’t see any that stood out among the rest.
“Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the artwork and paintings presented in the huge facility,” he said. “However, some of the ‘art’ wasn’t very surprising to some of us.”
Visitors in the museum gathered by the pair of glasses and genuinely believed that it was part of the art exhibition at the museum, according to Mashable.
LMAO WE PUT GLASSES ON THE FLOOR AT AN ART GALLERY AND... pic.twitter.com/7TYoHPtjP8— teejay (@TJCruda) May 24, 2016
When one of Khayatan’s friends tagged him in a Twitter response to his posting of the prank, he said, “The embarrassing part about it was walking back to pick it up like nothing happened,” Twitter user @k_vinnnn said in a tweet.
Another one of Khayatan’s friends who visited the museum with him noticed the growing crowd that surrounded the pair of glasses and he followed suit in placing a dark green hat near the white wall of the museum and posted photos of it on social media.
The glasses art prank was both a hit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and on social media.
On Twitter alone, Khayatan’s picture and description post of the park received 39,000 re-tweets and 43,000 likes.
Banner Image Credit: Twitter user, @TJCruda