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This Teen Pulled Off The Ultimate Joke At An Art Gallery

What you see is what you get.

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TJ Khayatan is a 17-year-old from the Bay Area who plans to attend college in the fall. Recently, Khayatan and his friends decided to relax and take in some art at SFMOMA.

Khayatan told BuzzFeed News that while he and his friends enjoyed most of the exhibits, they felt that some pieces fell flat.

"Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the artwork and paintings presented in the huge facility," he said. "However, some of the 'art' wasn't very surprising to some of us."

He said one example in particular puzzled them.

"We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people," he said.

Within seconds of putting the glasses down and walking away, Khayatan said people started gathering around the "exhibit" to view it and take pictures. After a while, more and more people started doing the same, so he decided to take pictures of them admiring his "art."

"I can agree that modern art can be a joke sometimes, but art is a way to express our own creativity," he said. "Some may interpret it as a joke, some might find great spiritual meaning in it. At the end of the day, I see it as a pleasure for open-minded people and imaginative minds."

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