What's the most expensive thing your kids have destroyed? This may take the cake, a sculpture worth over $65,000.
Some parents from Shanghai are feeling pretty horrible today and sweating about a bill they may receive soon, after taking their children on a culture experience to the Shanghai Museum of Glass, over the weekend. (side note: I'd NEVER take my kids there, because I can foresee this disaster!)
They're now apologizing to the artists and the museum after their kids got a little too rowdy and knocked over the Miguel Arribas’ Fantasy Castle exhibit. The largest blown-glass sculpture in the world took the artist over 500 hours to perfect and create. It took all but a few seconds, for some unruly kids to shatter it into pieces.
It's worth over $65K, created using around 500,000 glass loops, and has spires made of 24-carat gold). The museum is most upset, because they can't even get it fixed for quite some time. There are too many COVID travel restrictions for the artists to attend to the piece and try to put humpty dumpty together again. <facepalm>
The children’s parents have allegedly apologized for the incident and promised to take responsibility for the necessary repairs.