While taking a selfie, a lady accidentally wrecked art pieces worth USD200,000 (Php10 million) after she tripped at an art exhibit.
While trying to take that selfie shot, a female visitor lost her balance and left several crown sculptures, which were placed on pedestals, tumbling into a ‘domino effect’ at The 14th Factory in Los Angeles, California.
A footage uploaded on Thursday showed the moment the young lady unintentionally tumbles on the artworks. She appeared to crouch down in front of one of the displays for a photo and fell backwards.
A spokesperson told Fox News: “There has been speculation whether this really happened or is a PR stunt. The truth is, the event did happen and it was caught on our security camera.”
The sculptures, which were made by Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch, were made from gold plate, brass, nylon, marble, wood, stone and metal. He displayed his masterpieces alongside fellow artists Gabriel Chan, Gloria Yu, and Jacob Blizter.
Three scultprues were permanently destroyed, while others were partially damaged. The damaged sculptures took the artists about 20 to 30 hours to make.
Amid the damages, The 14th Factory has no plans to sue the lady, who was reportedly a student. The 14th Factory is a non-profit temporary art project that will be in Los Angeles until July 30th.
Watch the video:
Inside a serene space, singular objects rest on plinths: these are crowns, or at least some resemblance of what a crown might be, presented as precious trophies or boons. The title of this work was inspired by the electronic dance track 'Hypercaine' by DJ Fresh. It is also a signifier of the ultimate human drug — power. – Simon Birch, Gloria Yu, Gabriel Chan and Jacob Blizter Brass, nylon, gold plate, marble, wood, stone, metal, 2016 – Customize your own crown ring in nylon, brass, gold-plated brass, silver or gold at the gift shop. Email [email protected] for details. – #14thFactory #SimonBirch #GloriaYu #Crowns #Hypercaine #ContemporaryArt #DTLA #artsdistrict Photo credit: @kaotikwestcoast