Toddler knocks over fly sculpture worth £45K

Fly sculpture
[Image: Katharina Fritsch/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, Germany]

In what must be every parent's worst nightmare, a three-year-old toppled over a sculpture worth £45,500 ($56,000) at an art fair in Switzerland last week. The piece of art, named Fliege (Fly), had both its wings knocked off when the toddler reached from her buggy. However a spokesperson for the art show reported that the sculpture was not damaged.

The incident took place at the Art Basel fair, a renowned exhibition that showcases the best in modern and contemporary art. No doubt the cutting edge pieces on display at the fair would sit comfortably alongside our round up of the best examples of experimental design.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.