What happens when an art gallery is promoted as the place to nab “the perfect selfie”? Poetic tragedy!
A group of sculptures wanted to draw a nice crowd to their installation at The 14th Factory in Los Angeles, so the exhibition “Hypercaine” was said to feature “wondrous, over-the-top sets for the perfect selfie.”
Of course, not every selfie-taker is as spatially aware as they should be — and, when put in a cramped room of artwork, can only cause disaster.
Well, disaster struck two weeks ago when a woman lost her balance while trying to get that pic for the ‘gram, and knocked over an entire row of sculpted crowns!
Gloria Yu, one of the artists featured in the installation, told Hyperallergic the damage was great, lamenting:
“Three sculptures were permanently damaged and others to varying degrees… the approximate cost of damage is $200,000.”
Now we know the price for the perfect selfie!
Thankfully, a silver lining came from the incident: security footage for all of the internet to marvel at! Ch-ch-check it out (below)!
[Image via YouTube.]