Published On: Tue, Aug 25th, 2015

WATCH: Boy trips in museum and punches hole through million-dollar painting

$1 Million paint with a hole            Paolo Porpora’s painting Flowers  Photograph​- Paolo Porpora-public domain



A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy  on Sunday lived out a nightmare at the weekend when he slipped at a museum in Taipei and withhold his fall with a 350-year-old Paolo Porpora, punched a hole in the piece of art valued at $1.5 million.

In the tape released by the organisers of the Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius exhibition, shows the boy in shorts, trainers and holding a can of soft drink, tripping over a rope barrier post while walking near the 17th century oil painting “Flowers.”. e, catching his foot and stumbling over.

As he slipped toward the painting, he extended his arms to keep from slumping, making contact with the painting and leaving a hole the size of a fist.

The boy may have gotten lucky, however, because the organizers will not ask the boy’s family to pay for the cost of restoring the damaged painting, .


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