Massive 6,000 troy ounce cube of gold dropped into Central Park, New York
A cube made from 186 kilograms of pure 24-karat gold was constructed and dropped in the middle of the park.
German artist Niclas Castello designed the cube, and although the artwork is not for sale, it’s valued at about $11.7 million.
The gold was purchased at $1,788 per ounce, and the full 410-pound art piece even has its own security team!
The box was positioned at the park’s Naumburg Bandshell venue early this morning.
“[The work] is a conceptual work of art in all its facets.” He said the idea was to “create something that is beyond our world — that is intangible,” Castello told ArtNews in a statement.
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