Taiwan boy stumbles, damages $1.5 million painting

A 12-year-old boy stumbles, falls into $1.5 million painting in Taiwan.

TAIPEI TAIWAN (CNN) – A pricey “oops!” caught on camera in Taiwan.

A 12-year-old boy tripped over a rope barrier at an art exhibit and accidentally punched a hole in a one-and-a-half million dollar painting.

The painting by Paolo Porpora, titled “Flowers,” is about 350 years old and on loan from Italy.

Museum administrators are not asking the boy and his family to pay for the damage.

Instead, they will ask the insurance company to cover restoration costs and compensate the painting’s owner.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s