12-Year-Old Accidentally Punches Hole In Centuries Old Artwork [Video]
This dude trips and catches himself...on a painting that is 350 years old, and worth a whole lotta money!
A 12-year-old in Taiwan went to The Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius art exhibition. There were 55 authentic pieces of art on display that are very rare and precious.
The boy is seen walking up to the area carrying a beverage, where he trips, and steadies himself using the artwork. He then VERY awkwardly stands around until he's approached by a worker, leaving a fist sized hole in the painting.
The organizers identified the artwork as “Flowers”, by late-Baroque-period Italian painter Paolo Porpora. It WAS valued at $1.5 million.
They will attempt to have the damage repaired by a local art restorer before shipping back home to Italy.
Organizers of the exhibition released video footage of the incident.