Selfie Attempt Gone Wrong Ruins Yet Another Famous Sculpture
The latest victim of a selfie gone wrong is one of artist Yayoi Kusama's pumpkins from the Instagram sensation “Infinity Mirrored Room: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins.”
The exhibit—which features a room of mirrors filled with glowing, yellow pumpkins—is at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.
The exhibit has been open less than a week, and we've already got a sculpture casualty.
According to art and culture website Hyperallergic, one of the rooms was temporarily closed after this happened. The entire exhibit is made up of a multiple passageways, so there were additional areas still open to visitors.
“When you go in there, you close the door, so we can’t speculate on what happened,” museum representative Allison Peck told The Washington Post.
However, the fellow visitors blame the incident on a selfie.
The room is back up and running, with added security. “We take great care of our artwork, and also place a great deal of trust in our visitors, providing clear instructions at the entry for each room,” Peck told Hyperallergic.