Thieves steal golden bathroom

Thieves steal golden bathroom

Two years in the past, I knowledgeable you of the fully-functional golden bathroom created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, then obtainable to be used on the Guggenheim. The set up, at the moment on tour, was stolen final evening from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. One man was arrested; police are looking for the remainder of the gang—and for the dear pissoir.

A gang broke into the Oxfordshire palace at about 04:50 BST and stole the paintings, Thames Valley Police stated.

The working bathroom – entitled America, which guests had been invited to make use of – has not been discovered however a 66-year-old man has been arrested.

The housebreaking prompted “important harm and flooding” as a result of the bathroom was plumbed into the constructing, police stated.

The bathroom was beforehand assailed by a yarn bomber.


Following the Thames Valley Police assertion we will verify ‘America’, the artwork piece by Maurizio Cattelan has been stolen within the early hours of this morning.

We’re saddened by this extraordinary occasion, but additionally relieved no-one was damage.

— Blenheim Palace (@BlenheimPalace) September 14, 2019

It’s due to this fact a terrific disgrace an merchandise so treasured has been taken, however we nonetheless have so many desirable treasures within the Palace and the remaining objects of the exhibition to share.

— Blenheim Palace (@BlenheimPalace) September 14, 2019

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