An art critic who attended Mexico City's Zona Maco art fair sat down her soda can on a sculpture made of "glass and found objects" only to see the sculpture fall to the ground and shatter moments later!
The piece, Nimble and Sinister Tricks (To Be Preserved Without Scandal and Corruption) by artist Gabriel Rico, consisted of a glass pane with a soccer ball, a feather, a knife, and other objects embedded in it.
Artnet reported that Avelina Lésper was covering the fair Saturday when she finished the beverage, felt less impressed with Rico's work, and placed it on one of the stones in the pane of glass as a comment on the piece.
The added weight caused the entire piece to shatter into a pile of glass shards on the floor!
Lésper didn't withhold disdain for the former art piece saying in a video, "It was like the work heard my comment and felt what I thought of it." However, she did say that the destruction wasn't intentional and apologized for what happened.
The gallery posted a statement on Instagram in which it acknowledged that the destruction appeared to be an accident, but still uncalled for.
Lésper has been a frequent critic of a current trends in modern art, including found objects, performance and video.