Woman Destroys $200,000 Worth of Art While Taking Selfie

We've already seen that selfies can potentially be dangerous for the selfie-taker, but this bit of security footage from the 14th Factory in Los Angeles proves that selfies can also be a potential hazard to the area around the phone as well.

A woman was visiting an exhibit by Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch, which involved an installation involving work by Birch and artists Gabriel Chan, Jacob Blitzer, and Gloria Yu titled "Hypercaine."

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While her friend was able to take a photo without a hitch, the unlucky woman bumped the display as she was taking her selfie, causing an unfortunate domino effect that knocked down the entire row of art.

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"Three sculptures were permanently damaged and others to varying degrees," Yu told Hyperallergic. "The approximate cost of damage is $200,000."

Here's a better look at the installation before it became the victim of a real-life game of dominoes.


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