Commissioned to create pieces using $70,000 in cash, a clever artist in Denmark provided a pair of empty picture frames instead and ultimately wound up in court over the odd 'heist.' The very weird case reportedly began back 2021 when the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in the city of Aalborg enlisted Jens Haaning to reproduce two of his previous celebrated works which featured Euros and krone notes as a way of making a statement about inequality. In order to facilitate the effort, the museum gave the artist approximately $50,000 so that he could procure the banknotes needed for the pieces. However, when he finally delivered on the commissioned work, they were aghast to discover that Haaning had pocketed the money as something of a performance piece.
More on this strange story at the Coast to Coast AM website.