12 year old boy tears through $1.5-M painting after tripping in Museum

Nowadays, tripping are part of a person’s life. Whether you are an adult or a young one, it is part of the society. Some results in good while some others are not. Take a look at the situation below.

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.

12 year old boy tears through $1.5-M painting after tripping in Museum

A report by The Guardian said closed-circuit television camera footage released by organizers of “Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius” in Taipei showed the boy wearing a  blue Puma T-shirt and holding a drink – catching his foot and stumbling over the 350-year-old painting by Italian master Paolo Porpora.

$1.5-M worth painting

“He looks up at the Paolo Porpora oil on canvas painting of flowers, shown later to have a fist-sized gash at the bottom, and freezes, looking around at other people in the room,” the report said.

According from the statement of organizer Sun Chi-hsuan, Focus Taiwan news reported that the boy’s family would not be charged for restoration costs as the painting was insured.

“The painting’s bottom right is damaged,” Sun later told reporters. “The boy’s hand made contact with the artwork and left a hole the size of a fist.” The exhibition, which also includes portraits of Leonardo, shows 55 paintings in Taiwan “gathered from the finest art collectors in the world”, according to the organizers of the event.

“All 55 paintings in the venue are authentic pieces and they are very rare and precious,” a post on the exhibition’s Facebook page said. “Once these works are damaged, they are permanently damaged.” The 200-centimeter tall damaged work, which depicted a vase of flowers, was one of 55 paintings “gathered from the finest art collectors in the world” featured in the exhibit.

The boy now joins a short, cringing list of art fumblers. So what can you say about this one? Share your own thought on our comment section below.

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