Gallery-Goer Loses Balance, Knocks Over So Many Pedestals Of Art

Selfie destruction! Moment woman who poses for a photo beside a pillar knocks it over... sparking a domino effect that DESTROYS $200,000 of art

The rows of pedestals were part of the "Hypercaine" exhibition, which displayed sculptural crowns and other objects by Birch and three other artists.

A woman taking photos at a Los Angeles museum knocked over $200,000 worth of art after trying to take a picture. The woman made a decision to visit the 14th Factory which is a "non profit, independent, temporary art project" in Los Angeles, California and caused quite the stir.

"This took place at my mate Simon Birch's art installation in Los Angeles", the caption read.

But for the woman, her goal of snapping a selfie with the art went horribly wrong. - 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.

However, doubts have been raised about the authenticity of the purported CCTV footage as many believe it's merely a publicity stunt created to gain more exposure for the artists. "The truth is, the event did happen and it was caught on our security camera", 14th Factory spokesperson Jocelyn Ingram told LAist in an email.

The damaged sculptures reportedly took the artists 20 to 30 hours each to make.

If you are down in Los Angeles, the exhibition runs until the end of the month sans pedestals.

At $200,000 worth of damages, it's a very expensive Rube Goldberg machine.

In this case, the partially destroyed exhibit is Hyperfine, says Mashable, which displays a series of crowns, each uniquely crafted (and thus, we assume, varied in pricing).

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