Woman Taking Selfie at Gallery Accidentally Knocks Over $200,000 Worth of Art

British artist Simon Birch is the creative force behind The 14th Factory, an L.A.-based industrial warehouse that’s been converted to an art gallery. The gallery, which features the work of dozens of artists, was designed by Birch to be interactive. But perhaps not this interactive:

According to Hyperallergic,

The footage captures a room that hosts the installation Hypercaine. A collaboration between Birch, Gabriel Chan, Jacob Blitzer, and Gloria Yu, the piece consists of a grid formed by pedestals that each carry a crown-like object. While some are made of wood, nylon, and scrap metal, others are crafted from precious metals such as gold, silver, and marble.

“Three sculptures were permanently damaged and others to varying degrees,” Yu told Hyperallergic. “The approximate cost of damage is $200,000.”

It doesn’t look like the woman was able to snap the selfie before losing her balance. What a pity.


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