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Pompous art experts were tricked into critiquing a €10 IKEA painting

We’re mortified for all involved.

ART IS CERTAINLY not an exact science, and this proves it.

The pranksters over at lifehunterstv had a brilliant plan: bring a cheap IKEA painting into an art gallery, set it up beside the actual expensive art and get some people to give their opinions on it.

The results are just perfect:

Source: lifehunterstv/YouTube

Of course, the piece was by famous artist Ike Andrews so it had to be quality

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Naturally, there were plenty of people willing to bluff on about it for ages

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Until the prankster had enough and revealed that it was a ridiculously cheap knock-off print

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And the reactions were perfect

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Not one bit happy

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There is a lesson in here for all of us.

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