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For This Lady, A Selfie Cost Her $200,000 In An Art Exhibition

The damage that has been caused due to the rising selfie fever is unimaginable. It’s a shame how people are risking their lives and so much more just to take that ‘perfect shot’ for social media.

A woman in Los Angeles has apparently demonstrated exactly what we are talking about.
The incident happened at the 14th Factory exhibition space in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles

As she knelt down to take the picture, an entire row of the Hypercaine exhibition by Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch and a series of international collaborators fell.

The domino effect in the video is ‘$200,000 of damage’ to artworks’.
The structures were made of a variety of materials and items, including precious metals, marble, wood, nylon and scrap metal.

“Three sculptures were permanently damaged and others to varying degrees. The approximate cost of damage is $200,000,” said Gloria Yu, one of the artists involved in the exhibition, told art and culture site Hyperallergic, reports The Guardian.

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