Woman Knocks Over $200000 Worth of Art While Taking a Selfie

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Eleven seconds into the above video, a woman's selfie turns expensive.

The blog linked to its past coverage of other incidents where people taking selfies in museums have destroyed art - and there have been several - and reminded its readers, "DON'T TOUCH THE ART!"

Ironically enough, Carolina Miranda of the Los Angeles Times described the exhibit as a "series of wondrous, over-the-top sets for the ideal selfie".

The exhibition is held by Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch, and occupies 12,141 sq m area of an industrial warehouse outside downtown Los Angeles, featuring works by him and 20 other artists.

The art was being displayed on open pedestals at a Los Angeles art exhibit when the woman squatted down to take a selfie of an art piece behind her.

Excruciating footage of a woman doing just that at an exhibition - and then causing $200,000 of damage is circulating online.

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.

Three of the sculptures are now permanently damaged, according to a spokeswoman. It's also a signifier of the ultimate human drug - power. Put together by Birch, Gabriel Chan, Jacob Blitzer, and Gloria Yu, it's a grid of crowns made from assorted materials - some cheap, like scrap metal, some not so much, like gold or marble - atop pedestals. For apparently the damage wrought by this one ill-fated selfie is $200,000. Email info@the14thfactory.com for details.

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