Watch Unfortunate Moment A Boy Trips And Punches Hole in $1.5 Million Painting
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Do you want to know what’s worse than tripping over your own feet and poking a hole in a $1.5 million painting? Having the entire world watch it all happen.
AFP, via Yahoo! News, reports a 12-year-old boy had just about the worst experience one can have at an art exhibition save the moment you are told that you will be going to an art exhibition.
As you will see in the video below, the boy had a bit of an issue getting one foot in front of the other, or as we like to call it, “walking.”
He then trips and balances himself on the handy item nearby, which just so happens to be an expensive piece of art.
The report describes the incident, which went down in Taiwan: “The painting, entitled ‘Flowers’ by Italian artist Paolo Porpora, dates back to the 1600s and is part of a collection of 55 artworks on show in the country's capital.”
The report puts the value of the painting at $1.5 million—although the look on bystanders’ faces had to have been priceless.
Here is how it all went down thanks to the New York Daily News:
According to an official from the TST Art of Discovery, the boy managed to put a “fist-sized tear in it.”
For those who have never seen the painting sans hole, the report also posts this image:
Now we feel truly awful for this young man, who must have been terrified when he came away from his brief but expensive tumble.
But the report is quick to note that there will be no repercussions outside of a sudden scare: “The organizers have decided not to seek damages from the boy's family, according to Central News Agency.”
And it also lists two other similar situations that should put the boy at ease, including the fact that Steve Wynn once put an elbow through a recently sold Picasso—one that went for $139 million.
So we say, chin up. Accidents happen and this particular painting was fixed relatively quickly.
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