Museum visitor gets so confused by artwork of a hole he falls in

Kristine Tarbert
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

At first glance this piece of art looks like a black spot on the floor, but one museum goer found out the hard way that it’s actually a hole – and a 2.5m deep one at that.

Descent Into Limbo by Anish Kapoor is a piece of artwork currently on exhibit at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal, and is essentially a hole painted black so that it looks flat.

Apparently many had been questioning whether “there really was a hole in the floor”, according to Britain’s Times.

Is it a black spot or hole? Photo: Youtube

One museum goer, described as a 60-year-old man from Italy, decided to ignore a host of warning signs saying not to step too close, and actually fell into the hole, injuring himself and the sculpture in the process.

It’s unclear how exactly he fell in, given how many other visitors and museum staff would have been present at the time. A museum spokesperson said their are staff members constantly monitoring the installation.

Descent Into Limbo  by Anish Kapoor is on exhibit at the Serralves Museum in Porto. Photo: W

While the man spent some days in hospital, he is reportedly recovering and ‘almost’ ready to return home, The Art Newspaper reports.

The Descent Into Limbo instillation is also almost ready to be reopened.

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