Thursday, August 27, 2015

Taiwanese boy trips in museum and punches a hole in a painting worth $1.5 million

As the boy turns to walk away, he catches his right foot of the painting’s modern display stand. Realising the drink he's clutching poses a serious risk to the 350-year-old canvas, manages to keep it upright - but in doing so he plants his right hand through the painting.

 The damaged painting is a Paolo Porpora impression of flowers, oil on canvas, now with a fist sized hole it it.

Oops.  Well, teenagers gonna teenage. Good thing the work is insured.

1 comment:

  1. I assumed this was some crappy piece of modern art and was OK with it, but googled the painting. Unfortunately it is beautiful late baroque masterpiece. Ouch. I hope it's restorable.