A woman in Toronto is wanted by police for stealing a rock estimated to be worth $17,500.
Toronto Police seek information in a case which saw a woman take a rock inscribed by multimedia artist Yoko Ono with the phrase “Love Yourself,” from the Gardiner Museum.
Female sought in Theft Over $5000 investigation. Mon. Mar. 12, at 5:35 p.m., at the Gardiner Museum located at 111 Queen’s Park. She allegedly stole a rock on display of an art exhibit. Last seen walking south on Queen’s Park. #GO601628 if seen pls call 416-808-5200 ^gl pic.twitter.com/uzoQ38AZ9S
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) April 7, 2018
Per the Bayview News, the rock was on display as a part of an interactive exhibit where patrons could come and hold the displays. Clearly, the alleged thief took the allowance as a sign to take the rock home with her.
What’s the big deal? Well, the rock inscribed by the wife of the late John Lennon is worth approximately $17,500, so it’s a serious crime.
Twitter users were confused with the evaluation of the piece of art.
that rock is worth over $5000?
— TruthbTold (@wejectsrock) April 7, 2018
This lady now finds herself between a rock and TPS.
— Queens Fort (@Bellyhungry) April 7, 2018
Sharpie pen $2.99
Pebble rock with one of the most banal sayings popular among millennials inscribed with the said sharpie – priceless
— TFG (@The_Fit_Gourmet) April 7, 2018
It might seem silly to value a rock signed by Yoko Ono of all people at nearly $20,000, but art is so subjective that it’s not at all surprising. What is surprising, however, is someone thought they could take it from the exhibit. Hopefully, the rock is found and returned to its rightful home – No, not the side of a river – but the museum it came from.