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Woman Accidentally Destroys $200,000 Worth Of Art While Taking A Selfie


Oct. 31 2018, Updated 9:37 a.m. ET

We've all had embarrassing moments of clumsiness. Humiliating events so cringe-inducing that we remember them for the rest of our lives.

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But some people's clumsiness have much bigger consequences than others.

Like this woman who decided to snap a selfie near $200,000 worth of art.

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In the video, you can see the woman losing her balance while trying to snap a photo, which resulted in her stumbling and knocking over a pedestal, which seemingly caused a domino effect. It honestly looks like something straight out of a cartoon.

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The mishap occurred at Hypercaine, an exhibit put on by the 14th Factory Art Exhibition, a nonprofit, indie, temporary art project that's currently going on in LA. The pieces were reportedly "permanently damaged" after the the photo-snapping klutz sent them crashing to the ground.

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Here's a description of Hypercaine provided by 14th Factory:

Inside a serene space, singular objects rest on plinths: these are crowns, or at least some semblance of what a crown might be, presented as precious trophies or boons. Some are classic in form, intricately crafted while others are very simple in design, as though rendered from a child’s drawing. Others have more elaborate forms: alien, hybrid, they are at times even contorted into inhibiting devices, somewhere between a crown and a mask. 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. These are variously imagined forms of the goods of desire that we journeyers hope to gain, the boon that awaits us when we have come through the battle. Flanking the crown room is a small, intimate space, inhabited by a collection of actual meteorite stones, modest in appearance but holding within them the secrets of the universe. 
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Twitter was obviously loving the sitcom-esque outcome.

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There were some people who thought that it wasn't the woman's fault, and others who strongly disagreed.

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But others were too busy cringing at the enormity of her error.

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Fat chance this woman is ever living this down.


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