Boy Trips at Museum and Punches Through Million Dollar Painting

Aug 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm |

12-Year-Old Boy Lives Out Klutz’s Worst Nightmare

Boy Trips Into Painting at Museum


While growing up my mother often told me, “Touch with your eyes, not with your hands.” This was because I was a klutz, and she wanted to instill some extra sense of precaution in me when it came to rare and expensive objects. Resultantly as an adult, I’ve always been extra careful to stay behind the velvet ropes and taped-out parameters in art museums. This is why I feel both extreme horror and sympathy while watching this poor Taiwanese boy tripping over himself while touring an art museum and sticking his fists through a 17th century canvas reportedly worth $1.5 million.

The painting, which was included in an art exhibition about Leonardo’s work – though thankfully not a DaVinci itself! – was a minor floral painting from the baroque period by painter Paolo Porpora entitled “Flowers” on loan from Italy reports The Guardian. Though the work was punctured, it will be repaired by a Taiwanese art restorer, and it will be covered by the painting’s insurance – not paid for by the boy’s family (phew!)

It’s difficult not to feel the terror of this 12-year-old as he slowly turns towards the museum’s docent in realization of what he’s done. Also, what is he carrying in his hand?

Take a look at the full video below. It has no audio, but you can almost hear the tour group’s awkward reaction to the boy’s misstep.

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Omg. This is my WORST NIGHTMARE.