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Another BIS swap? Golden toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace

Section: Daily Dispatches

Man, 66, Arrested After L1 Million Golden Toilet Stolen from Blenheim Palace

By Jamie Johnson
The Telegraph, London
Saturday, September 14, 2019

A L1 million solid gold toilet has been stolen from Blenheim Palace in an audacious overnight burglary, police said today.

The 18-carat lavatory, designed by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, was part of a new exhibition at the country home where Winston Churchill was born, and was ripped out and driven away in the early hours this morning.

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The piece is called "America" and had had been plumbed into the water system so that visitors could fully engage with the artwork, as long as they obeyed a three-minute time slot.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with the theft, but confirmed that the golden toilet is still missing and that there was "significant damage and flooding." ...

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