- The man left blue footprints all over the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels
- He stood in a deep blue art installation by French artist Yves Klein
- It caused a headache for cleaners after accidentally standing in a sandbox
- The artwork, which dates back to 1957, has previously been on show at Tate Liverpool
A hapless museum visitor managed to leave the attraction covered in blue footprints after stepping onto a valuable piece of artwork before unwittingly strolling around.
The man caused a headache for cleaners at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels when he wandered into a sandbox.
He stepped onto a deep blue art installation by French artist Yves Klein after becoming mesmerised.
The man didn’t realise he was walking into the sandbox when he was visiting the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels
Museum spokeswoman Leen Daems said: ‘He was so obsessed by a video which was playing on the wall, that he did not see where he had put his feet down.’
The museum visitor, who was not named due to privacy reasons, stepped right into a deep blue art installation laid out on the museum floor.
Daems said: ‘He stepped into a big sandbox of which the grains of sand were coloured blue. The artwork was nevertheless ‘notified’ with a warning sign and is partly enclosed, but he ostensibly did not notice it.’
A picture shows some white foot marks left in the blue sand, while on the museum floor some blue footsteps can be seen.
The museum visitor, who was not named due to privacy reasons, stepped right into a deep blue art installation laid out on the museum floor
Klein was the leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau realisme and is known for his bright blue monochrome artworks.
The artwork, named Dry Blue Pigment, dates from 1957 and has previously been on display at the Tate Liverpool.
Each time it is installed it has to be built up from scratch when the exhibition moves to a different place.
According to the museum it was therefore ‘no big effort to restore the sand’.