Everyone at a London exhibit where a work by Gavin Turk was stolen and replaced with a similar item seems confused about how to react to the theft. One of the gallery’s founders told the Telegraph that he was intrigued by the “questions of value and worth” raised by the theft.
Jack Burton, who organised the exhibition, said there would be a reward for information. “The artist is upset, but flattered by the theft,” he said.
The piece, signed by the artist Gavin Turk, was entitled “Revolting Brick” and stood in pride of place on a plinth at the “Bricks” exhibition in south London. The day before the two week show at Area 10 Project Space in Peckham was due to close, its organisers noticed the prize work of art had been stolen. In its place lay a blackened brick, with the words “Thank You Have a Nice Day, Next” printed on it in capital letters. […] The stolen brick is number eight in a series of 10 created by the artist and featured among 30 exhibits in the Area 10 show.