Boy punches hole in $1.5 million painting after tripping in art museum

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(August 25, 2015) — A 12-year-old tripped while walking around a museum in Taiwan over the weekend and punched a hole in a $1.5 million painting, according to multiple media reports.

The boy was uninjured, however the 17th century Paolo Porpora oil painting titled “Flowers” now has a fist-sized hole in the center.

According to the Telegraph, the boy’s family won’t be asked to pay restoration costs. The painting, which belongs to a private collector, is insured and will be shipped to Italy for restoration.

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