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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art evaluating 'Triple Elvis' after visitor falls into a Warhol

Andy Warhol's "Triple Elvis" at the San Francisco Museum of Art.
Andy Warhol's "Triple Elvis" at the San Francisco Museum of Art. (Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)

Some might consider Andy Warhol’s painting “Triple Elvis [Ferus Type]” a little trippy. For one visitor to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, it was just a trip.

The painting was on display at the newly expanded museum Thursday when a visitor tripped and made contact with the artwork.

According to the TV station KRON4, which first reported the incident, the museum removed the 1960s painting of a gun-slinging Elvis from the gallery and is evaluating it for possible damage. Conservators are estimating the damage as “minimal,” KRON said.

The museum did not respond to a Times request for comment.

deborah.vankin@latimes.com

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