Here are some additional items in the media this week that may be of interest. -Editor
Solid Gold Toilet Stolen
Remember the giant gold coin stolen from a Museum in Germany? An artist created a solid gold toilet which was installed for an exhibition at England's Blenheim Palace.
Yeah, it was stolen. -Editor
British police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with the theft of a solid gold toilet from a palace west of London.
The toilet, titled America, is a work of art by the 58-year-old Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It had been installed for an exhibition at England's Blenheim
Palace earlier this week.
The toilet — worth, by some estimates, up to $1.25 million — was connected to the plumbing of the building. As a result, its removal caused extensive damage. Blenheim Palace, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Winston Churchill, announced Saturday that it would be closed for the day.
The fact that America could actually function as a toilet was key to its message. It had previously been on display at the Guggenheim in New York, where it replaced the
standard toilet in a small, single-unit museum restroom.
Michelangelo's David it's not, but it would have gone well with Steve Martin's fur sink... -Editor
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British Authorities Scramble To Find Stolen Solid Gold
Wayne Homren, Editor
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