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It's a statement, it's art, it's ... a pineapple

Two students who left the fruit at exhibition as a joke were stunned to find it later elevated to a work of art.

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The pineapple that students Lloyd Jack and Ruairi Gray left on an empty table at an art show in Scotland - tilted slightly for added gravitas and flair - was later found encased in glass, instantly and mysteriously transforming into a work of art. Some viewers read political meaning in the prank, while others - including the show's organisers - were not amused.

London

HOW did a pineapple become a postmodern masterpiece?

The aesthetic merits of tropical fruit inadvertently entered Britain's national cultural conversation after two students jokingly placed a store-bought pineapple on an empty table at an art exhibition this month at Robert

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