Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan had his famous 18-carat-gold toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace just before his first solo UK show in 20 years opened
Yes the toilet is cast in gold and it is not a display; visitors to the Guggenheim in New York can use it. We have the pictures to prove it.
New York’s spring art auction season saw the market slow somewhat but not collapse, held up by buying from savvier collectors.
While the auction house manages to get some big hits, including Basquiat’s Untitled, results remain mixed.
From boundary-breaking taboo art, to the most vibrant Impressionist paintings, auction season is the joy of art collectors everywhere.