While wandering the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Bay Area teen and unwitting conceptual artist TJ Cruda wasn't exactly impressed with what he saw. "We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people," he told Buzzfeed in an interview, reading Mike Kelley for filth. So he decided to place a pair of his glasses on the floor to see how the museum visitors would respond to them, aaannnd...
LMAO WE PUT GLASSES ON THE FLOOR AT AN ART GALLERY AND... https://t.co/7TYoHPtjP8
Across the 58k re-tweets and 62k likes accumulated by his original post, the responses are pretty much divided between lols, rants about the state of contemporary art, and reflections on the irony that his prank IS IN FACT ART!
@TJCruda Do we have a Marcel Duchamp in our midst? https://t.co/07g2VAwAod
On the reaction to his prank, Souda explained, "Some may interpret it as a joke, some might find great spiritual meaning in it. At the end of the day, I see it as a pleasure for open-minded people and imaginative minds." Whatever you think about Souda's prank, it is undeniable that this man is most definitely finding great spiritual meaning in it.