Boy trips and breaks his fall on $1.5M painting

Luckily, the artwork was insured

A 12-year-old boy was visiting a Taiwan museum when he tripped and broke his fall on a 17th-century painting.

He tore a fist-sized hole in Paolo Porpora’s “Flowers,” worth approximately $1.5 million.

The exhibition’s organizer told reporters the boy’s family won’t be asked to pay for restoration costs. The painting was part of a private collection, he added, and is covered by insurance.

Read more and see a video of the fall here.

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