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Kid Crawls On Million-Dollar Artwork, Internet Lets Out Collective WTF?

01/28/2014 01:58 pm ET | Updated Feb 04, 2014

This is why we can't have nice things.

A precocious child recently mistook London's Tate Modern museum for a really awesome playground. Right before his parents' aunt and uncle's eyes, he climbed onto a Donald Judd sculpture -- an artwork likely worth millions of dollars. The entire scene was caught on camera by Stephanie Theodore, who had some words for the offenders:

We know the whole "DO NOT TOUCH" mentality of museums can be a little tempting, particularly for kids, but napping on a masterpiece? Let us know your thoughts on the candid moment in the comments.

UPDATE: Hyperallergic spoke to the parents of the offending children. It turns out the adults in the photo above are are actually the kids' aunt and uncle. (This post has been amended to reflect that fact.)Read more about it here.

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