A group of girls visiting an international art center in Yekaterinburg have reportedly damaged paintings by Salvador Dali and Francisco Goya after attempting to take pictures with the art classics.
The REN TV television channel posted a surveillance camera video from the art center which shows an art stand with two canvases falling on a girl who barely manages to evade the falling stand. Prior to the crash, two girls appear to be taking photos and selfies with the artwork.
"A group of four girls were not behaving very appropriate and, as a result, two works were damaged at the exhibition space,” the state-run TASS news agency cited a museum employee as saying Thursday.
According to the museum’s website, the damaged works were part of the "Caprichos" exhibition, featuring pieces by Goya supplemented with work by Dali.
The police have launched a probe into the incident and the two art works have been sent for examination to determine the extent of the damage, TASS reported.