$1M gold toilet stolen from England's Blenheim Palace

CNET | 9/15/2019 | Bonnie Burton
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The gold toilet called "America" by artist Maurizio Cattelan was on display at Blenheim Palace when it was stolen.

When there's a gold piece of art in your collection, chances are someone may want to steal it.

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A gold toilet titled "America" by artist Maurizio Cattelan had been installed for an exhibition at England's Blenheim Palace last week, until thieves decided to steal it, according to a police report on Sept. 14.

Blenheim Palace confirmed the theft in a statement posted on Twitter on Sept. 14.

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"We are saddened by this extraordinary event, but also relieved no-one was hurt," the official Blenheim Palace statement said. "We are grateful to our staff and to Thames Valley Police for their rapid and brave reactions."

Following the Thames Valley Police statement we can confirm ‘America’, the art piece by Maurizio Cattelan has been stolen in the early hours of this morning.

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We are saddened by this extraordinary event, but also relieved no-one was hurt.

The fully-functioning toilet made of 18-karat solid gold estimated at over $1 million dollars was an interactive art piece that viewers could actually use, and was even offered...
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