According to numerous news sources, a visitor to a contemporary art fair in Miami unintentionally broke a $42,000 sculpture by artist Jeff Koons.
broke a blue rendition of Jeff Koons' famous "Balloon Dog" with her finger. According to CNN, a representative for the gallery that was holding
The artwork claimed that the woman "unintentionally kicked the pedestal" where the sculpture was set.
The Bel-Air Fine Art galleries and Jeff Koons were contacted by PEOPLE for comment, but no response was received right away.
The bright blue dog that appears to have been made out of a balloon was broken, but local artist and collector Stephen Gamson told
the Miami Herald he initially wondered if it was part of the "performance" before realizing it was a genuine accident.
Gamson told the newspaper that when the object crashed to the ground, "it was like how a vehicle
accident draws a huge throng on the highway," adding that the insurance will pay the loss.