MoMA: ‘We Soon Found That the Joke Was on Us’

As they unpack the Silverman Fluxus collection, MoMA’s long-suffering curatorial staff continues to play straight man to yesterday’s art pranksters:

Upon opening an orange faux-reptile-skin box marked only with the typed words “top” and “pull,” we received quite a surprise: out jumped a coiled toy snake and a shower of confetti printed with the words “New Flux Year.” Rattled, we soon found that the joke was on us, as we were left returning every last scrap of paper, along with the spring-loaded snake, back into the box before shutting it carefully.

Oh the jokes. At least there was no pee this time.