Probably the most valuable golden toilet of the world has been stolen in the U.K. The fully-functioning toilet made of pure Gold was getting taken from the Blenheim Palace near Oxford.
Value: Several Million Euros! The artist, who designed the expensive Quiet Place, hopes that the thieves have looked at something from Robin Hood.
The 300-year-old castle, in which the work of art was getting located, was also affected by the rampage on Saturday night. The police continued to report that there was “considerable damage and flooding” at the scene of the crime.
The Gold toilet was functional and even allowed to be used by the visitors. But only for a maximum of three minutes each to avoid traffic jams. The castle remained closed to visitors on the day. Churchill was born there in 1874.
Artist hopes for “Robin Hood inspired gold toilet stolen action “
The Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, who realized the valuable work, initially considered the act to be a prank, he told the newspaper “New York Times” on Sunday. “Who is so stupid to steal a toilet? I had forgotten for a second that it is getting made of Gold, “he added.
The artist had said about his Gold Toilet, and this is “One-percent art for the 99 percent” (of the population). “I hope it’s still that way, “said Cattelan of the New York Times. “I want to be positive and think that the robbery is a kind of Robin Hood-inspired action. ”
According to police, a 66-year-old suspect was getting arrested on Saturday. However, the investigators assume that several offenders were involved in the theft and used at least two vehicles. The work of art was not getting recovered at first.
Works of Golden Toilet art worth up to 5.4 million euros
The Managing Director of the Blenheim Palace, Dominic Hare, announced, meanwhile, that the toilet is estimated to be worth five to six million dollars (4.5 to 5.4 million Euro).
Previously, the value had been getting stated at the equivalent of 1.13 million euros. It was not getting excluded that the thieves smelt them, he told the channel BBC.
The Golden Toilet had previously been exhibited at the New York Guggenheim Museum and had gained some fame last year because the Museum had offered it to U.S. President Donald Trump as a loan, which he refused.
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