A pineapple left at an Aberdeen university exhibition as a prank has now been adopted as a work of art.
Business information technology student Ruairi Gray decided to abandon his fruit at the Look Again exhibition at Robert Gordon University’s Sir Ian Wood building in the hope it would be mistaken for an art piece.
When he returned four days later the 22-year-old was shocked to discover the pineapple had been put inside its own glass display case.
He said: “I’ve got no idea who did it, but it’s the best possible outcome as far as I’m concerned, I couldn’t stop laughing.”
So last week we placed a pineapple next to an art display and come in today and RGU have moved it into a glass display case. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/sMzTUlapDQ
— Lloyd Jack (@LloydJack16) May 1, 2017
It remains unclear exactly who decided to give the “artwork” such prominence, but the curators of Look Again have kept the fruity piece on show, saying it reflects the “playful” spirit of the artist’s display.
Natalie Kerr, a cultural assistant for the festival who organised the display, denied putting the pineapple in the case, saying she’s allergic to the fruit. She said: “We were moving the exhibition, and came back after 10 minutes and it was in this glass case. It’s a bit of a mystery – the glass is pretty heavy and it would have needed two or three people to move it.”