Canadian authorites are in search of an elderly woman who stole a rock from the exhibit of Yoko Ono. It was worth $17,500, according to a report.
The ordinary river stone includes words “Love Yourself” written in black ink. The “interactive” art exhibition of Yoko Ono was at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum.
In a statement of the Toronto Police, the woman lifted and pocketed the rock last March 6.
Further, the authorities resorted to social media to find the thief. In the post, they undervalued the amount of the rock to $5,000.
The old woman, around 55-60 years old, was last seen by security cameras wearing a black coat, a black hat and a red scarf.
Authorities said museum theft is not common as usually exhibitions are protected by either guards or barriers.
However, it is not the case with Yoko Ono’s RIVERBED. Visitors may draw lines on notebooks and unspool string across the gallery space.
They can also patch together broken ceramics, giving collaborative experience to give visitors a space to meditate and reflect.
In the case of the woman, she literally picked up the stone and walked away.
The RIVERBED first ran its exhibit in New York in 2015. The 85-year-old artists said it aims to serve as “a repository of hopes and dreams for individuals and for the world.”