A man fell into a gaping black hole at an art museum he thought was a piece of artwork

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A man visiting an art museum in fell into a gaping hole that he thought was a two-dimensional painting.

The man, who is believed to be about 60, was admitted to the hospital for back injuries but has since been released.

The exhibit, "Descent into Limbo," is an eight-foot hole that is painted black so it appears to be bottomless.

There are no ropes and barriers, but there are warning signs and visitors must sign a waiver.

The installation has since been closed for increased security and repairs, as it suffered "a little bit of damage."

Isn't it just so awkward when you look into the void and then the void sucks you in?

At least that's what happened on August 13 when an Italian man visiting the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal fell down a gaping hole that he mistook for a two-dimensional painting. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A woodworker from Canada makes custom river guitarsSee Also:Here's why Aretha Franklin always carried her purse on stageAn internet community helped Washington State Police solve a fatal hit-and-run casePolice say a 15-year-old girl who shot her mother's abusive boyfriend won't face charges