A stone with Yoko Ono’s handwriting has been nicked from a museum in Toronto
Photographs of a woman who looks as though she could be a sweet grandma have been released by the Toronto police after a rock inscribed by Yoko Ono went missing from the Gardiner Museum in Toronto this Friday (April 6).
The 85-year old artist, musician, filmmaker, and peace activist had written on the rock as part of a three-part interactive installation titled Yoko Ono: The River.
According to the museum, it “features a pile of river stones that have been honed and shaped by water over time”, and Ono has inscribed some of the stones with words, such as dream, wish, and remember.
Lady took what she probably thought was just a stupid rock and it's worth $5000 BECAUSE IT'S YOKO ONO'S ROCK— Josh (@JoshMLabelle) April 7, 2018
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
Visitors are invited to hold the stones as part of the interactive exhibition although, not, as the woman allegedly did, put them in their bags and take them away. The rock that was taken had “love yourself” written on it in block capitals.
“It’s a totally interactive (exhibit), there’s a bunch of rocks on the ground and people can walk up to them and pick them up,” Toronto police media officer Gary Long told local newspaper The Star. “She just picked it up and walked away with it.”