Art History's Biggest Pranks
An abstract painting made by a monkey, faked photos, an artwork that destroys itself... Looks like it’s April 1st ! Great occasion to remember that artists are not the last when it comes to deceiving and joking. From Duchamp’s urinal to Joan Fontcuberta’s photomontages, Art Explora offers its own history of pranks in art with its new playlist!

Ouça “The prank of the century – Ep. 57” no Spreaker.

Not many foreigners are aware of it, but Tuscans have quite the reputation of being massive fans of practical jokes. Back in 1984 three Leghorn university students threw into one of the city canals an imitation of one of Amedeo Modigliani’s famous primitivist sculptures as the city government was looking for it. Incredibly everyone was so happy to have found a new sculpture of the artist 100 years from his birth that no one figured out it was a hoax. 

Content produced by : What’s Up Tuscany

On the agenda
podcast - 16:28
The prank of the century
By: What's Up Tuscany
video - 5:07
The Critically Acclaimed Artist Who Turned Out to Be a Chimpanzee
By: Today I Found Out
video - 6:17
The first faked photograph
By: Vox Media
video - 5:11
The Duct-Taped Banana Explained
By: Amor Sciendi
video - 8:54
Art or Prank? 
By: The Art Assignment