Saturday Jul 15, 2017
What is the definition of an artistic – but very expensive – selfie disaster? An exhibition of crowns displayed on domino-like pedestals.
A woman, in an attempt to take the perfect selfie with one of the crowns, got too close to one of the pedestals at Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch's event.
She lost her balance and tripped backwards, causing the first pedestal to topple, and consequently, making others in line behind go bam!
The renowned multimedia artist, who hails from Britain, is offering art enthusiasts the chance to view his creations at Los Angeles' 14th Factory pop-up gallery.
It cost an estimated $200,000, Birch told the New York Times, which doubts the authenticity of the 'accident', saying it may have been "staged".
Nevertheless, Birch responded in an email stating it was very real. However, he stuck to believing in people and refused to put "signs up urging visitors to be careful".
“Crowns are fragile things. They are symbols of power. Perhaps it’s ironic and meaningful that they fell.”