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August 25, 2015


A clumsy 12-year-old boy has accidentally punched a fist-sized hole in a 350-year-old masterpiece by Italian Baroque still-life painter Paolo Porpora when he tripped and toppled into the artwork.

(Thanks to Janice Gelb)


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The kid should claim it was modern performance art and charge the museum $3 million.


So he claims.

A twelve year-old trips .. and that's news? At that age, they're all clumsy.

Baroque-n ?

Tsk, Tsk, Tsk! What to do when the baroque is broke...?

It's alright. I got some duct tape around here somewhere...

wanderer2575, You read my mind! Where'd I leave my tin foil hat?

Ms. Flukey, half the stuff in my house has been fixed at some point with duct tape. I don't see why it wouldn't work in this situation!

if it ain't Baroque,don't fix it

What morons are displaying million-dollar pieces of art where this sort of thing can happen?

What morons allow visitors to bring their drinks into the gallery?

I hope the incident doesn't tarnish the kid's participation award.

At least he did not spill his breuvage.

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