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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:45

A $1.5 Million Paolo Porpora Painting was Accidentally Damaged During a School Field Trip

Paolo Porpora's 'Still-Life of Flowers.' Paolo Porpora's 'Still-Life of Flowers.' Wikimedia Commons

A 12-year-old boy had the worst museum visit ever this past Sunday, at Taipei's Huashan 1914 Creative Park. The boy tripped and punched a Paolo Porpora painting valued at $1.5 million as he was trying to keep his balance.

According to Focus Taiwan, the boy was with a guided tour group visiting the exhibition "The Face of Leonardo, Images of a Genius," which gathers 55 paintings by key artists starting from the Italian Renaissance and going up to the 20th century.

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