Touch the Untouchable
The Castello CUBE attracted worldwide attention this year when artist Niclas Castello's golden cube first appeared unexpectedly in the middle of New York's Central Park, then suddenly appeared at the Venice Biennale. The work of art, unique in the world, was made of 24-carat, 999.9 fine gold in Europe's oldest art foundry in Aarau and weighs 186 kg. The material value alone is 10 million euros. Far more important: the artistic value is many times higher, according to art experts.
Artist Niclas Castello: "The Cube was created in Switzerland, which is why I am overjoyed to be able to present it in its birth-place. We have developed a new security concept that ensures the greatest possible protection in the open air. But it also makes it possible for anyone who wants to can see the Cube. Our thanks go to the city of Zurich for supporting us in this."
Actually, the world-famous Castello CUBE should not be open to the public for the time being, due to its economical value. After a risk analysis, it had been hidden for months in a secret and strictly guarded depot in the Swiss Alps. Only a handful of people know exactly where and logistics of how it will be on display for the public after all. That’s why it’s not to be missed: The Castello CUBE likes to appear unannounced around the world to be seen when you least aspect it.