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The most talked-about artwork of the week was titled Comedian — a spotty banana duct-taped to a wall by artist Maurizio Cattelan. New York based artist David Datuna (photo on right ) removed the banana from the wall, unpeeled it and took a bite.(Photo credit: @ArtBasel (L), @OfficialJoelF (R))

Here’s how a banana, duct-taped to a wall by artist Maurizio Cattelan added up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

Miami | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 11:49 AM IST
The most talked-about artwork of the week was titled Comedian — a spotty banana duct-taped to a wall by artist Maurizio Cattelan.
Thieves have stolen the solid gold toilet worth up to 1 million pounds from Blenheim Palace.(AP Photo)
Thieves have stolen the solid gold toilet worth up to 1 million pounds from Blenheim Palace.(AP Photo)

UK police try to track gold toilet ‘America’; 5 held on suspicion of burglary

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 10:12 PM IST
The Blenheim palace’s insurance company Fine Art Specie Adjusters said up to 100,000 pounds could be paid out as a reward for the luxurious loo’s safe return.
Thieves have stolen the solid gold toilet worth up to 1 million pounds from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The toilet, the work of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being on show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.(AP)
Thieves have stolen the solid gold toilet worth up to 1 million pounds from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The toilet, the work of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being on show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.(AP)

Artist hopes gold toilet taken by ‘Robin Hood’ types

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 06:12 PM IST
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan told the New York Times that when he first heard news of Saturday’s pre-dawn theft of his fully-functioning work “America”, he thought it was a prank.
In this file photo taken on September 15, 2016, a fully functioning solid gold toilet, made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, is going into public use at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. - Thieves have stolen an 18-karat gold toilet from an exhibition of artworks at Britain's Blenheim Palace, police said Saturday -- causing signficant flooding. The fully-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed "America", went on show at the southern English stately home on Thursday. (Photo by William EDWARDS / AFP)(AFP)
In this file photo taken on September 15, 2016, a fully functioning solid gold toilet, made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, is going into public use at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. - Thieves have stolen an 18-karat gold toilet from an exhibition of artworks at Britain's Blenheim Palace, police said Saturday -- causing signficant flooding. The fully-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed "America", went on show at the southern English stately home on Thursday. (Photo by William EDWARDS / AFP)(AFP)

Gold retriever: Solid gold toilet, once offered to Donald Trump, stolen from London palace

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:51 PM IST
Last year, the chief curator at the Guggenheim offered to lend the golden toilet to Donald Trump and his wife Melania when they asked to borrow a Van Gogh painting for the White House.
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