US News California woman's 'selfie fail' destroys $200,000 worth of art

05:35  15 july  2017
05:35  15 july  2017 Source:   San Francisco Chronicle

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A woman caused $ 200 , 000 worth of damage after knocking over an art display while taking a selfie at The 14th Factory in Los Angeles. (KABC).

A woman caused $ 200 , 000 worth of damage after knocking over an art display while taking a selfie at The 14th Factory in Los Angeles. (KABC).

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United Airlines 'Destroys' Man's Custom $42,000 Wheelchair During Trip from France to the U.S.

  United Airlines 'Destroys' Man's Custom $42,000 Wheelchair During Trip from France to the U.S. United Airlines is in more hot water after employees allegedly “destroyed” a custom wheelchair belonging to a 24-year-old man who suffers from a severe spinal condition. Valentin Duthion, a France native, set off on a New Jersey-bound flight from Europe on July 2 with a group of friends and left his custom, 550 lb., approximately $42,000 chair in the care of airline staff, Duthion’s sister, Lucie, told Le Progrès.“This is how @united airline accompanies people with disabilities,” Lucie tweeted alongside a video of the damaged chair. “Armchair destroyed (37,000€), trip to the USA wasted. Shameful #RT.

A woman caused $ 200 , 000 worth of damage after knocking over an art display while taking a selfie at The 14th Factory in Los Angeles. (KABC).

The selfie gone wrong reportedly destroyed $ 200 , 000 worth of damage to the “ art .” Hopefully there wasn’t a “You Break It, You Buy It” sign at the gallery. But at least you have one awesome story for your photo for the Gram.

A woman in Los Angeles has reportedly destroyed $200,000 worth of art after triggering a domino effect while taking a selfie.

Security camera footage from the 14th Factory gallery in Lincoln Heights shows the woman crouching down to take a selfie, falling backwards, and knocking over the display pillar behind her triggering a domino effect.

The art on display was the "Hypercaine exhibition," a series of sculptures from Hong Kong artist Simon Birch and other artists.

The 14th Factory in Los Angeles. © Danny P./Yelp The 14th Factory in Los Angeles. Gloria Yu, another artist involved in the exhibition, told art site Hyperallergic that three sculptures are damaged beyond repair, and that total damages are estimated to be around $200,000.

However, some are questioning whether the incident was a stunt.

Carolina A. Miranda of the LA Times called the incident  as a "series of wondrous, over-the-top sets for the perfect selfie."

The gallery was also not behind the release of the video, as it was posted to YouTube by someone claiming to be one of Birch's friends.

Two investigations launched into Luas collision in which woman died .
The woman was hit by Luas just after midnight on Friday night at St James Walk, Rialto, Dublin 8. Gardaí have launched an investigation into the incident.A spokesperson for Luas operator Transdev said investigations are currently ongoing by Transdev and the Railway Accident Investigation Unit (RAIU).The scene of the incident was closed to allow a Garda forensic investigation. It has since been reopened.

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