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This Selfie Cost $200000

This Selfie Cost $200000

She lost her balance and knocked a pedestal over, causing a domino effect that ended up breaking $200,000 worth of art.

In the latest example of cringeworthy selfie fails, NZ$272,000 in art is accidentally destroyed by a tourist looking to get the flawless picture.

A WOMAN has destroyed as much as US$200,000 (RM857,900) worth of art in a Los Angeles gallery in a selfie accident.

Just take this security footage captured at Simon Birch's art installation at The 14th Factory art gallery in Los Angeles, according to Mashable.

If it is real though, the selfie-taking woman would not be the first member of the public to have destroyed on-show art. The surveillance video shows her crouching down next to an exhibit titled 'Hypercaine' (2016). "Some are fashioned of precious materials like gold or silver, some of marble; others of more humble material like wood, nylon, scrap metal, or dried herbs and flowers", the description explains.

The title was inspired by the electronic dance track "Hypercaine" by DJ Fresh. The latest example comes from Los Angeles, California, and more specifically - from the 14th Factory exhibition space. It is also a signifier of the ultimate human drug - power. The art installation was created by British artist Simon Birch, along with a crew of global collaborators, to create a Stanley Kubrick-inspired, Instagram-friendly atmosphere. Email info@the14thfactory.com for details.

Gloria Yu, one of the artists involved in the exhibition, told art and culture site Hyperallergic: "Three sculptures were permanently damaged and others to varying degrees".

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