The real chaos caused by the flood of people invading the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has given rise to a special map Pikachu from Pokemoncreated to promote a brand through art.
A promotional card of Pikachu with a gray fedora caused a security breach after resellers and fans invaded the gift shop and emptied its shelves, creating a wild scene at the exhibition’s opening on September 28.
“To put it simply, it was chaos,” pm1.tcg told Polygon via Instagram. “I saw it was about to fall, so I decided to record it. I had to stop when I got elbowed in the face and people started grabbing me. I’m a pretty big guy at 6’4 but my girlfriend who was with me was completely shocked by this! “By the time people ransacked the stand, I had a few pieces and one guy literally tried to take them out of my hands.”
Already on September 29, The Pokémon Company announced that all products had been taken away.
“The Van Gogh Museum and The Pokémon Company International take the safety of visitors and staff very seriously,” the museum said in an update to the FAQ section of the Pokémon exhibition website. “Recently, a small group of people created an unfortunate situation that led us to make the difficult decision to withdraw the promotional card from Pikachu in a gray felt hat from the museum. “This way, visitors can have a safe and enjoyable experience of this special collection of Pokemon paintings and the rest of the museum.”
The Pokemon exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum will run until January 4, 2024.
Source: Digital Trends
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