LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11 / FOX News) - She must not be proud of her selfie.
A woman taking a selfie at a Los Angeles art exhibit sent shockwaves around the room after knocking over several displays, causing $200,000 in damage.
The unidentified woman was at The 14th Factory for the “Hypercaine” installation when she appeared to crouch down in front of one of the displays for a photo and fall backwards, video of the incident shows. The tumble set off a domino effect, knocking over at least 10 rectangular pedestals holding sculpted crowns and other headpieces.
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. It is also a signifier of the ultimate human drug — power. - Simon Birch, Gloria Yu, Gabriel Chan and Jacob Blizter Brass, nylon, gold plate, marble, wood, stone, metal, 2016 - Customize your own crown ring in nylon, brass, gold-plated brass, silver or gold at the gift shop. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. - #14thFactory #SimonBirch #GloriaYu #Crowns #Hypercaine #ContemporaryArt #DTLA #artsdistrict Photo credit: @kaotikwestcoast
A spokeswoman for The 14th Factory told FOX News in an email that three sculptures were permanently destroyed, while others were partially damaged. The reckless selfie, which happened two weeks ago, caused about $200,000 in damage.
Video of the incident emerged on YouTube Thursday and prompted some to question whether the accident was a stunt, but the spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News that the pricey accident was indeed real.
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