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Woman destroys $200000 artwork while taking a selfie

15 July 2017

Several weeks ago a woman taking a selfie inside Lincoln Heights' much-hyped 14th Factory exhibition space accidentally toppled a row of pedestals, causing approximately $200,000 in damage to the art.

A moment of silence for artist, Simon Birch, whose installation art piece was knocked down by a young woman who was trying to capture a flawless selfie. It's both cringeworthy and mesmerizing. The approximate cost of damage is $200,000."However, since the video was released on YouTube, a lot of viewers have expressed their doubt about its legitimacy". Not only was admission expensive - so, it seems, is the art itself.

In an oddly prophetic description, the LA Times described the exhibition as a "series of wondrous, over-the-top sets for the flawless selfie", under the headline "Oh, the selfies you'll make at L.A.'s 14th Factory, where the art is so social".

The 14th Factory, which would not divulge whether the pieces were insured, told technology site Cnet that it was not behind the emergence of the video.

Three of artist Simon Birch's sculptures were "permanently damaged" due to the women's actions at The 14th Factory gallery, it was claimed. Eyewitness News reached out to the Hong Kong-based artist, Simon Burch, about the incident. But please, mind the gap between you, your camera and the artwork when taking a selfie. Go visit before it closes end of July (or before a few more pieces break).

In this case, the partially destroyed exhibit is Hyperfine, says Mashable, which displays a series of crowns, each uniquely crafted (and thus, we assume, varied in pricing).

Woman destroys $200000 artwork while taking a selfie