Video captures woman taking picture at museum, knocking over $200K in art
A woman taking photos at a Los Angeles museum knocked over $200,000 worth of art after trying to take a picture.
A security camera from the Simon Birch exhibit at the 14th Factory gallery shows a woman (who looks like she is about to take a selfie) crouch down next to a row of pedestals displaying the art. She then falls onto one of them causing the rest to topple.
The woman then gets up and tries to put back the knocked over pieces of art.
A spokeswoman for the exhibition told CNET that three sculptures were irreparably damaged and others to varying degrees. The damage amounted to around $200,000. The spokesperson did not say whether the damage was covered by insurance but said the gallery wasn’t behind the emergence of the video.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details. – #14thFactory #SimonBirch #GloriaYu #Crowns #Hypercaine #ContemporaryArt #DTLA #artsdistrict Photo credit: @kaotikwestcoast
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