Woman’s Selfie Inadvertently Destroys $200,000 in Art
Cringe-worthy footage shows the exhibition collapsing at a Los Angeles Gallery.
An unidentified woman attempting to take a selfie at a Los Angeles art exhibit inadvertently caused $200,000 worth of damage when she lost her balance during the photo op, careening into an art piece and launching an unstoppable domino effect in the gallery, the New York Times reports.
Simon Birch, the British multimedia artist whose art was displayed at the 14th Factory pop-up gallery, told the Times that the selfie mishap, which occurred two weeks ago, was a true accident — and he doesn’t have any hard feelings about it.
“We trust people.” Birch wrote to the Times in an email. “Crowns are fragile things. They are symbols of power. Perhaps it’s ironic and meaningful that they fell.”
See the dramatic footage for yourself above.
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