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Art Masterpiece Worth $1.5 Million Damaged When 12-Year-Old Stumbles Into It — Here’s the Video

Aug 25, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A 12-year-old boy put his hand through a painting valued at $1.5 million when he stumbled at an art exhibition in Taiwan and used the 17th century oil-on-canvas masterpiece to catch himself, the U.K. publication The Guardian reports.

The video of the incident, which you can see below, has become a viral sensation on the Internet.

Organizers of the exhibition said the 350-year-old painting is a work by Italian master Paolo Porpora called “Flowers.” The painting was later shown to have a “fist-sized gash at the bottom,” The Guardian reports.

Here’s the video:

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