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Woman falls while taking selfie, destroys row of artwork worth $200000

Woman falls while taking selfie, destroys row of artwork worth $200000

A patron of the arts in Los Angeles learned this the hard way recently when she tried to get a selfie of herself at an exhibit, lost her balance and. well, maybe it's best if you just see for yourself.

However, while one woman did not touch anything intentionally, she did knock over $200,000 worth of art-all for a selfie.

He wrote: This took place at my mate Simon Birch's art installation in Los Angeles.

The damaged exhibit was called Hypercaine. The crowns were made from both cheap material, such as wood, nylon and scrap metal, and precious metals such as gold and silver. The "toppling row of pedestals presents the flawless cascade of dominos, beautifully drawing out the shock of one momentary misstep", as Hyperallergic put it. The title of this work was inspired by the electronic dance track "Hypercaine" by DJ Fresh. But a few weeks ago, one snap-happy show attendee caused as much as $200,000 in damage when she toppled, domino style, a series of plinths, Gloria Yu one of the artists involved told Hyperallergic. It's also a signifier of the ultimate human drug - power.

As Hyperallergic points out, the Los Angeles Times ran a preview of the show back in May that was headlined "Oh, the selfies you'll make at LA's 14th Factory, where the art is so social".

The gallery is described has a "monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience conceived by the Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch".

At least 10 pedestals were knocked over as a result and, according to the museum, three sculptures were "permanently damaged", Mashable reports. Email info@the14thfactory.com for details.