Mysterious statue scares the pants off museum visitors

Don't look into the eyes.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Jun 29, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:24 am CDT

Art typically inspires emotion or provokes deep questions about the world. Some art, however, strives to scare the living shit out of people and actually knock them to the floor, where they scramble to get away.

Erik Pirolt, an artist in Norway, sculpted a curious piece called “Do not look into the eyes.” Even with that name, people still took on the challenge and tried to stare down the man-like statue—and they all regretted it.

Next time just check out the painting gallery. 

Photo via erikpirolt

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*First Published: Jun 29, 2015, 1:00 pm CDT