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Caught on video: 12-year-old trips and falls into a $1.5 million painting

August 25th, 2015 at 3:55 PM
Flowers Painting Damaged

A 12-year old in Taiwan got more than he bargained for while visiting an art show in Tapei over the weekend. While on a semi-leisurely stroll, our hapless protganist lost his balance for a quick second, only to clumsily lean on an exceedingly expensive oil painting from the 17th century to regain his footing.

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In doing so, he partially ruined a $1.5 million Paolo Porpora piece called “Flowers.” Not to worry, paintings of this stature are typically insured and “Flowers” most assuredly was. Which is to say, the 12-year old won’t be on the hook for restoring the piece back to its original form.

The Telegraph notes that the piece of art belongs to a private collector and that it “will be shipped back to Italy for further restoration this week.”

Below is a close-up photo of the damage.

And since all’s well that ends well, you don’t have to feel guilty about watching video, captured via CCTV of course, of the accident.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.




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