12-year-old accidentally punches a hole in $1.5 million painting

25 August 2015
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A 12-year-old boy tripped over in an art gallery, accidentally punching a hole in a 350-year-old painting valued at $1.5m. The Taiwanese boy lost his footing at the Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius exhibition in Taipei, and managed to put his fist through Paolo Porpora’s oil on canvas still life work Flowers. According to Taiwanese news channel Focus Taiwan the boy and his family will not be charged for the damage, and the work is currently in the process of being restored.

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