Woman wrecks €175000 worth of art while taking a selfie

Selfie destruction! Moment woman who poses for a photo beside a pillar knocks it over... sparking a domino effect that DESTROYS $200,000 of art

Selfie destruction! Moment woman who poses for a photo beside a pillar knocks it over... sparking a domino effect that DESTROYS $200,000 of art

This is the excruciating moment a woman is alleged to have destroyed as much as $200,000 worth of art in a Los Angeles gallery.

She loses her balance and leans back a bit too far, knocking over the first pedestal and sending the sculpture atop it tumbling, then knocking into the next pedestal in the row and causing a domino effect that takes out the whole row.

Now it's all over viral news sites throughout the world and will no doubt play on a loop any time you go to an art gallery, a museum or basically any place where expensive items could potentially be broken by you.

The footage, released on LiveLeak, was from a Simon Birch exhibit at the 14th Factory in Los Angeles.

The exhibit in question is named Hypercaine and was created by Birch and fellow artists Gabriel Chan, Jacob Blitzer and Gloria Yu.

Birch created the exhibit with the help of 16 interdisciplinary artists from China, Hong Kong, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Canada, according to arts website Design Milk.

A friend of British-born artist Birch, 42, captured a video of the incident.

Three of the artworks were "permanently damaged" in the accident, the spokesperson said, and other were damaged "to varying degrees".

The rest of The 14th Factory is one of its kind.

A woman who wanted to take a selfie with some precious art probably didn't anticipate what would happen next. Keep in mind that art is generally worth what people will pay for it, but I guess that's true with many things.

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