It’s another blow to the world of abstract art.
Last week, in tribute to Morley Safer, I wrote about one of his more famous stories, “Yes… But Is It Art?” in which he exposes abstract art for what it really is, nonsense.
And now we have the story of 17-year-old TJ Khayatan who placed his glasses on the floor of the newly remodeled San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
It wasn’t long before the spectacles garnered some foot traffic, as passersby mistook the ordinary lenses for a piece of modern art. Khayatan tweeted the news of his accidental masterpiece and before long, the story went viral.