Let’s Watch A Woman Destroy $200,000 In Art Because She Wanted To Take A Selfie

By 07.14.17


Ladies love selfies. No matter the situation, place or time, women enjoy taking selfies. Usually, the only consequence is that you’ll have to give your opinion on which of the 37 same exact selfies you think looks best only to have her say that she doesn’t like the photos and you have to endure 37 more selfies to get that perfect lighting and angle. However, this unfortunate selfie had far more dire consequences… it ruined $200,000 of “art.”

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British-born artist Simon Birch displayed his “art” at the 14th Factory gallery in Los Angeles. One woman needed to get a selfie with said “art,” so she bent down to get the perfect shot. Annnnnnnnnnnd she fell. And so did the “art.” Her failed selfie knocked down the entire row of “art.” I was a bit disappointed when the falling “art” didn’t loop around and knock down the three other rows. The selfie gone wrong reportedly destroyed $200,000 worth of damage to the “art.” Hopefully there wasn’t a “You Break It, You Buy It” sign at the gallery. But at least you have one awesome story for your photo for the Gram. Ironically, back in May, the Los Angeles Times ran a preview of the show with the headline “Oh, the selfies you’ll make at L.A.’s 14th Factory, where the art is so social. Our Instagram tour.” Karma.

This was either staged or organized by a complete moron. Who was the genius that arranged this gallery? “Hey, let’s exhibit these tall pedestals where everyone can bump into them, not secure them to the ground, and position them like dominoes.” You could have told me this was a $200,000 “performance art” presentation and I would have believed it.


I’m not gonna lie, I found this video quite satisfying and will watch it regularly as a sort of ASMR video.


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