Video surveillance (click the source link below) shows a 50 year old Austrian tourist sitting on the original plaster cast model of Antonio Canova’s Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix, and breaking off three of the figure’s toes. You might wonder why? Well, he had to get a photo of himself with the work!
There have been several similar situations in recent times (people damaging a work of art while taking selfies). When will the stupidity end? I know, when we hold people financially responsible for their actions!