Girls' selfie "fail" destroys Dali artwork in Russian museum

A couple of girls taking a selfie in a Russian art museum knocked over a wall, damaging two pieces of artwork.

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (WTHR) - A major selfie fail damaged valuable artwork in a Russian gallery.

Russian authorities called out the group of girls who were taking the picture for "not behaving appropriately" when they knocked over a wall displaying paintings by Salvador Dali and Francisco Goya.

The girls are seen on CCTV near the temporary wall at the museum in Yekaterinburg last month. As one of the girls stands in front of the wall to take a picture of it, the wall comes down. Then, as the wall hits the floor, a second girl can be seen behind it.

Authoritis believe one of the girls knocked the wall over as she was trying to take a selfie with the display in the background. According to the museum, the frame and glass on the work by Goya were broken, while the picture by Dali was "destroyed."

A police investigation has been launched, but no arrests have been reported.

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