Gold Cube Worth $11.7 Million is Sitting in Central Park With Security


One German artist definitely wins the award for thinking outside the box. 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. A cryptocurrency is also being released alongside the cube, called the Castello Coin. It will be traded as $CAST and is now able to be purchased online at $0.44 each. An NFT auction is also scheduled for February 21. Castello was born in 1978 in East Germany and focuses on creating contemporary works of art as well as street and pop art.


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