Kid Stumbles Over Museum Display And Accidentally Punches Hole Through Million Dollar Painting

by 3 years ago

There are moments from childhood that haunt a person forever. This poor kid tripping in a museum will haunt him for a long time.

A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy lived out a slapstick nightmare at the weekend when he tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a painting, smashing a hole in it.

Exhibition organisers said the painting was a 350-year-old Paolo Porpora oil on canvas work called Flowers, valued at $1.5m.

Footage released by the organisers of the Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius exhibition in Taipei shows the boy – in shorts, trainers, a blue Puma T-shirt and holding a drink – walk past the still life, catching his foot and stumbling over.

He looks up at the canvas, shown later to have a fist-sized gash at the bottom, and freezes, looking around at other people in the room.

The exhibition organizer said the kid was extremely nervous about the incident. Luckily, the painting is part of a private collection and was insured. He won’t have to pay for the damages and the “fist sized hole” he left in the piece.

Oh he’s going to be paying for the rest of his life, trust me.

[via The Guardian]


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