A woman while taking a selfie at the 14th Factory exhibition space in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles destroyed art work worth USD 200,000. She leans on the pillar where the art pieces were placed closely together to take a selfie. A domino effect takes place and a whole row of installation comes crashing down. The row of installations was the Hypercaine exhibition by artist Simon Birch of Hong Kong and a series of international collaborators. The structures that fell were reportedly made from precious metals, marble, nylon, scrap metal, and wood.
According to The Guardian, 12 crown-like sculptures received irreparable damages. Artist Gloria Yu who took part in the exhibition told Hyperallergic, “Three sculptures were permanently damaged and others to varying degrees. The approximate cost of damage is USD 200,000.”
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