Most of the time selfies are harmless, if not slightly obnoxious to scroll past in your Instagram feed. But sometimes selfies can destroy $200,000 worth of art.
Earlier this month, a woman visiting an exhibit by Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch at The 14th Factory in Los Angeles accidentally knocked over an entire row of sculptures when she leaned against one of the pedestals while taking a selfie.
The domino effect that the security cameras captured is hard to watch. (But if you can't look away, it starts in the upper-right-hand corner of the video around the 13-second mark.)
The installation that the woman knocked over was a collaboration called "Hypercaine" between Birch and other artists including Gabriel Chan, Jacob Blitzer and Gloria Yu.
"Three sculptures were permanently damaged and others to varying degrees," Yu . "The approximate cost of damage is $200,000."
Here's what the installation looked like before it was knocked over.
Incidentally, Carolina Miranda of the the exhibit at The 14th Factory as a "series of wondrous, over-the-top sets for the perfect selfie." Just be careful if you plan on taking one yourself there.