Thursday, May 12, 2011

Man wades across peanut butter art exhibit

A Dutch museum-goer got into a sticky situation when he waded into a carpet of creamy peanut butter not realising it was a modern art installation. The hapless visitor somehow failed to spot the 14m expanse of edible goo at the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam.

Bemused tourists watched as the man sank into the 1100 litres of peanut butter - enough to fill more than 2000 regular-sized jars. He has been asked to pay for the damage after leaving a trail of footprints.

"It is normal that people pay if they damage the art," spokeswoman Sharon Cohen said. The pricey installation - created by the artist Wim T. Schippers in 1962 and known as the Peanut Butter Platform - has suffered similar mishaps in the past.

Three people have trodden on it but museum bosses refuse to erect a fence around it, claiming this would spoil its beauty.


andiscandis said...

Are you telling me that the peanut butter is 49 years old? Gah!

GMT-8 said...

"a carpet of creamy peanut butter" is art?
Chunky peanut butter maybe. Grape jelly for sure.

Nihilady said...

How do you wade in something thats a bit more than an inch thick?

SteveC said...

I could have easily walked into it myself. It looks like a rug. A tasty tasty rug.

Anonymous said...

Lazy art, lazy artist.