Saturday, 11 July 2020

Woman damages $200,000 worth of art while taking selfie

ART selfie

LONDON: We’ve all been there, walking carefully in supermarkets and bazaars clenching our handbags super close to ourselves to make sure things don’t topple over but this woman beat all of us when she damaged art worth $200,000 in a US gallery in the process of taking a selfie.

The incident took place at the 14th Factory exhibit at a Los Angeles gallery in California. The video of the incident was recorded on security cameras present at the venue and later shared to LiveLeak.

Footage shows the woman trying to take a selfie in front of a row of sculptures displayed on pedestals before she loses her balance. To make things worse, the displays were arranged in rows close to each other, hence causing a domino affect and resulting in the entire row of displays being knocked over.

A total of ten sculptures fell to the ground as the shocked woman attempted to reassemble them as they were kept before. Eventually, the museum informed that three pieces of art had been “permanently damaged” in the incident.

The non-profit art project had been conceived by Hong-Kong-based British artist Simon Birch, described as a monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience.”

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