Falling Boy Punches Through $1.5 Million Painting
A 12-year-old visiting a museum in Taiwan stumbled and then caught himself — unfortunately putting a hole in a 350-year-old painting in the process.By Ryan Biek | August 25, 2015
This is every parent's ultimate nightmare when taking their child to a museum.
Surveillance video from a museum in Taiwan shows a 12-year-old boy stumbled and was able to keep himself from falling — unfortunately putting a hole in a $1.5 million painting in the process.
The museum's chief conservator told the Guardian Paolo Porpora's 350-year-old work, called "Flowers," was especially fragile because of its age.