Oblivious Selfie Taking Claims Latest Casualty at Tourist Hotspot

Eyes up here, guys.

You'd be forgiven for wanting to capture all your best sightseeing moments in selfie form — it's the reality of the modern love (slash hate) story between travel and social media. But some people have to go and take it to extremes: There's Kim Kardashian who snapped 6,000 selfies on a four-day mini-vacation, and then there are the folks who risk life and limb to get the shot. (Not-so-fun fact: This is the most dangerous place in the world to take a selfie.)

And then, of course, there are the sightseers who just screw up attractions for the rest of us. Latest offender: a visitor to Yayoi Kusama's Instagram-hit exhibit “Infinity Mirrored Room: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins" at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit had not even been open for a full week when one of rooms within it was closed temporarily after a visitor broke one of the pumpkins, according to art site Hyperallergic. The single piece of sculpture is valued at about $800,000.

Vsitors who were nearby when it happened blamed the sculpture snafu on a museumgoer's attempt to score the perfect selfie.

The installation has now reopened. It's already one of the most popular in the museum’s history, according to The New York Times: More than 8,000 visitors had passed through in its initial days.

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