Watch a funny footage that shows how a bunch of misguided museumgoers assume that an Ikea painting worth $10 is actually worth $2.6 million.
The way that people are ready to believe anything nowadays is just scary. In this case, however, it’s truly hilarious, since people are ready to believe a $10 painting actually costs $2.6 million! That’s right $2.6 million in USD!
A prank organized by the famous Dutch pranksters LifeHunters decided to trick some museum goers and apparently not artist experts (although they sure acted as such) into believing that a cheap Ikea painting was worth… well, millions! The 3 minute long video, which was uploaded on YouTube, shows how the crew put the painting on Display and start talking to the “experts” about it. They told the museumgoers at the Museum Arnhem located in the Netherlands that the painting was a work of art done by the famous painter IKE Andrews. The experts not only believed the lie, they also claimed they were familiar with his work and that they knew who he was! Furthermore, the team told them names of Ikea furniture sets and the experts believed they were names of IKE Andrews’ other works of art!
And as if this doesn’t sound ridiculous enough, just wait until you see the price these “experts” make up for the painting! They start from $1,000 and work their way up to $2.6 million! One “expert” said that you will most definitely not see this painting in a cheap store, while another said that he would buy it for $2.6 million, but would consider a higher price as too pricy! Some of the “experts” were so ashamed when they learned that the painting was actually from Ikea and that it was worth $10 that they simply walked away!