Kid Trips and Puts Fist-Sized Hole in $1.5 Million Painting at Taiwan Museum

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Look away, look away, look away! A 12-year-old boy in Taiwan accidentally tripped and broke his fall on a 350-year-old painting worth $1.5 million while visiting a Tapei museum with his family.

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The 17th century Paolo Porpora oil painting, titled “Flowers,” had to be restored after the young one’s hand punched through a spot on the lower right part of the canvas. Camera caught the cringeworthy moment, which went down on Sunday, Aug. 23.

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According to the Telegraph, the boy was understandably nervous that his family would be held responsible for repairing the portrait. However, they are reportedly off the hook.

The rare painting is owned by a private collector and is insured, according to local news outlet Focus Taiwan, and will be shipped back to Italy to be restored.

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