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At the Met, a Resurrected King Greets His Subjects
By Museums / IO, 09 Mar 2011
To mark the return of a 400-year-old Velázquez portrait of Spain’s King Philip IV to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, an improvisational group scheduled an ‘autograph session’ with the said royalty.
An Improv Everywhere actor burst into the hall in which the painting was displayed, bringing with him someone with an uncanny resemblance to the dead king.
Playing the part of a museum official, the actor then announced to the crowd King Philip IV would be signing autographs. A crowd started to form “right away”, according to Improv Everywhere.
Watch a video of the stunt here:
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