Can You Imagine Being the Kid Who Wrecked This 1.5 Million Dollar Piece of Art?
Recently, at Museum in Taipei, during a tour forÂ â€œThe Face of Leonardo, Images of a Geniusâ€Â exhibit, a 12-year-old boy tripped and punched a hole through a 17th century painting valued at $1.5 million dollars.
Suffice it to say, it was easily the worst day of his life.
â€œOnce these works are damaged, they are permanently damaged,â€ says the exhibitionâ€™s Facebook page.
â€œThe boyâ€™s hand made contact with the artwork and left a hole the size of a fist.â€
â€œThe paintingâ€™s bottom right is damaged.â€
â€œWhen we start working on the paintingâ€™s restoration, the priority is to strengthen its structure...â€
â€œNot retouching the paint on the damaged area.â€
â€œThis is just a simple accident, please donâ€™t blame a 12 year-old child.â€
Either way, that poor kid is probably never going to hear the end of this from his friends.