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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

OOOPs! Boy Accidentally Damages Million Dollar Painting!

Talk about a "major" accident! A 12 y/o Taiwanese boy accidentally damaged a  $1.5M Italian painting 'Flowers' by Italian artist Paolo Porpora which dates back to the 1600s!

'Flowers,' by Italian painter Paolo Porpora valued at  $1.5 million dates 
back  to the 17th century; the only Porpora painting  signed.
Check out the now viral video showing the boy accidentally punching a hole through the centuries-old Italian oil painting when he tripped over a platform in front of the artwork and then brace himself against the painting to break his fall putting a fist-sized tear in it.
A close-up view of the puncture in the canvas. Photograph: TST Art of Discovery Co
The painting is part of a collection of 55 artworks on show in the country's capital.The organizers of The Face of Leonardo exhibition in Taipei have decided not to seek damages from the boy's family, according to Central News Agency
Museum staff and famous restorer Tsai Shun reviewing the damage to the painting in Taipei. Photograph: TST Art of Discovery Co
The painting was restored on site Monday, August 24 and is now back on exhibition.

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