Woman ruins $200,000 worth of art trying to take a selfie at an exhibit
A visitor to the 14th Factory in Los Angeles, California, caused $200,000 worth of damage when she knocked over a display while attempting to take a selfie a few weeks ago.
According to the museum, three sculptures were "permanently damaged" in the incident.
The whole thing was captured on security cameras, and later shared to LiveLeak. In the clip, a woman can be seen crouching in front of a row of sculptures placed on pedestals, presumably trying to take a selfie. She loses her balance, and knocks the pedestal directly behind her over, which then in turn creates a domino effect, knocking over at least 10 pedestals topped with art.
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The gallery is described as a "monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience conceived by the Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch."
This is probably not the social engagement they were looking for.
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The 14th Factory is a non profit, independent, temporary art project located in Los Angeles, and is only open until he end of the month. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
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The exhibit, titled "Hypercaine" consists of a series of crowns created with different mediums. Below is the description provided by the museum.