The toilet was connected to the sewer system, so there was a deluge in Blenheim Palace.
The toilet, made entirely of gold, was stolen from Blenheim Palace, where British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was born. This is reported by Sky News on Saturday, September 14.
It is noted that it is not a case of an ordinary subject of plumbing, but a subject of art called America by the Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan.
A 66-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the theft.
Made of 18-carat gold, the toilet was connected to the sewerage, so Blenheim Palace – the ancestral estate of the Dukes of Marlborough, of which Churchill originates – was flooded. Now the descendants of the premier occupy only one wing, the rest of the palace is given for exhibitions and is available to visitors.
The golden toilet was installed in the castle as part of Cattelan’s first solo exhibition in 20 years. The art object performs its function and visitors can use it for their intended purpose. Each is given three minutes. Its value is estimated at 1 million pounds. Previously in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo unknown stole 750 kilos of gold from the international airport. The value of the precious metal is estimated at $30 million.
And in Albania, armed men attacked an Austrian Airlines plane at Tirana airport and stole 10 million euros in cash.