Kid Breaks Fall With $1.5 Million Painting
A 12-year-old tripped at a museum in Taiwan this weekend; luckily a $1.5 million painting was there to break his fall. The kid is reportedly fine, the $1.5 million painting, not so much: according to reports, it now has a kid-sized hole in it.
The incident, which was caught on CCTV, reportedly occurred on Sunday. The video, for art haters and admirers of clumsy children alike:
According to the Telegraph, the boy was “nervous” he’d be held financially responsible—lol, duh—but by the grace of god, his family reportedly won’t have to pay any restoration costs for the 17th century Paolo Porpora oil painting, titled “Flowers.”
The rare piece, which belongs to a private collector, is insured and will be shipped back to Italy for further restoration this week, Focus Taiwan, a local news agency, confirmed.
Plus, he’s in fairly good company—back in 2006, Steve Wynn accidentally punched a hole through a Picasso, and look where he is now: lounging, I’d guess, in a $50 million Beverly Hills mansion!