The obsession with selfies just hit a new low as a woman in an art gallery in Los Angeles destroyed as much as $200,000 worth of art.
The woman, who remains unknown, was posing for a photo with the artwork when she accidently knocked over a pillar. The move sparked a domino effect, destroying the art installation.
The moment was captured by a CCTV camera.
The art exhibition was featuring the work of renowned artist Simon Birch at the 14th Factory. The video shows tourists calmly walking and looking at the artwork. A woman then can be seen kneeling down to pose with a pillar. This is when the accident occurred.
The incident took place in the “Hypercaine” room. It is one of the 14 rooms that the visitors go through during the exhibition.
According to Design Milk, Birch created the artwork with the help of 16 artists coming from various countries like, China, Hong Kong, the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. The website further states that it took Birch six years to finally complete his work.
The exhibition was initially planned to take place in Hong Kong. However, Birch later rescheduled it and chose a warehouse in downtown L.A. as the venue of the exhibit.
The YouTuber, who uploaded the video, claims to be a friend of the artist.
“This took place at my mate Simon Birch's art installation in Los Angeles. She accidentally leant on it and the rest is history... $200,000 worth of art destroyed!” he wrote.
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