Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s “art installation”, the gold toilet “America” has been stolen from its wood-panelled room over the weekend. A report of the burglary at the Oxfordshire country house was received by the Thames Valley Police just before 5 A.M on Saturday, September 14.
“The piece of art that has been stolen is a high-value toilet made out of gold that was on display at the palace,” Detective Inspector Jess Milne said (in a statement she probably never expected to utter).
“Due to the toilet being plumbed in to the building, this has caused significant damage and flooding,” Milne added.
The toilet is reportedly worth £4.8 million (nearly $6 million).
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