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Video Shows Tourist Poses For A Selfie At An Art Exhibit, Creates Domino's Effect Of Tumbling Art That Results in $200,000

Whats more embarrassing than tripping and having the people around you see it happening? We'll tell you...

It's taking a selfie and losing your balancing, stumbling, and knocking over $20,000 worth of artwork.... Awkward 


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  • Via: Party Pooper

    In an LA exhibition by artist Simon Birch, a visitor lost her balance and damaged $200,000 worth of art. How did that happen? Well she was seen trying to take a selfie. She backed up to pose with the installation to pose but instead lost her balance and fell against one pedestal which created a domino effect. 



  • some of the artwork ruined from the selfie incident
    Via: hyperallergic

    The footage was uploaded to youtube via a close friend of Birch. It captures a room that hosts the installation 'Hypercaine'. It's a collaboration between a few artists (Birch, Gabriel Chan, Jacob Blitzer, and Gloria Yu)


  • The artwork display before woman knocked it over trying to take the selfie.
    Via: hyperallergic

    The collaborated 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."

    We don't know about you... But that's a lot of Money!

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