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价值20万美金的天价自拍

在洛杉矶的14号工厂画廊,一名女子弯腰自拍,以“多米诺骨牌”方式碰倒了一排雕塑作品,估计造成损失达20万美金。而这次价值20万美金的天价自拍又正好被监控完美的记录了下来。14号工厂画廊没有披露这些作品是否有保险,而监控视频又被人上传到Youtube,以吸引更多人去观看展览。有人就猜测这里面有炒作的嫌疑,毕竟宣称估计20万美金的广告宣传还是物有所值的。多么奇妙的一次超级完美的自拍。

原文链接:https://amp.theguardian.com/

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Woman’s selfie causes ‘$200,000 of damage’ to artworks – but was it a stunt?

By Samuel Gibbs, July 14th, 2017

Leaning back into a pedestal to try to get the perfect angle took out a whole row of sculptures at an LA gallery – at least that’s the way it looks

Leaning back into a pedestal to try to get the perfect angle took out a whole row of sculptures at an LA gallery – at least that’s the way it looks

A woman in Los Angeles has apparently demonstrated just how damaging selfies can be by destroying whole row of pieces of art while trying to get that perfect image.

The moment, captured on video at the 14th Factory exhibition space in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles shows a woman apparently bending down to try to get the perfect angle for a selfie shot down a row of the Hypercaine exhibition by Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch and a series of international collaborators.

She loses her balance and leans back a bit too far, knocking over the first pedestal and sending the sculpture atop it tumbling, then knocking into the next pedestal in the row and causing a domino effect that takes out the whole row.

The incident happened two weeks ago in a 14,000 sq metre installation, and caused irreparable damage to some of the 12 crown-like sculptures, which were made from a variety of different materials, including precious metals, marble, wood, nylon and scrap metal.

Gloria Yu, one of the artists involved in the exhibition, told art and culture site Hyperallergic: “Three sculptures were permanently damaged and others to varying degrees. The approximate cost of damage is $200,000.”

That’s one expensive selfie.

The 14th Factory, which would not divulge whether the pieces were insured, told technology site Cnet that it was not behind the emergence of the video. But some have thrown doubt on whether the accident, captured perfectly by what appears to be CCTV footage, was in fact a stunt by one or more of the artists involved.

The video capturing the moment was uploaded to YouTube on 13 July by someone claiming to be a friend of Simon Birch, which also attempts to encourage viewers to visit the exhibition. The Hypercaine exhibit is one of 14 rooms of the show that was six-years in the making and was originally planned to take place in Hong Kong, before moving to LA.

It was labelled by the Los Angeles Times as being a “series of wondrous, over-the-top sets for the perfect selfie”. Perhaps that was its downfall.

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