By Carol Tannenhauser
On Wednesday morning, a German artist placed a cube composed of 400 pounds of pure 24-karat gold, valued at around $11.7 million, in front of the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, artnet.com reported.
On Friday, WSR is happy to report that it has been replaced by a rectangle of unknown weight and composition. Value: around $4.95 per two-pound box.
But is it real? Is Velveeta?
Thanks to Irene S. Levine for the tip. When we discover the story behind the photograph we will update.
Update: It is real. It was placed by Velveeta, which explained in a press release, “The brand is all about encouraging people to be confident, unapologetically themselves, and constantly reminds us that you don’t have to live rich to be golden and lead a lavish, pleasure-filled life,” according to pix11.
— VELVEETA (@CheesyVelveeta) February 4, 2022