Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet for White House

Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet for White House

Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet for White House

According to the Washington Post, the prestigious Guggenheim Museum in New York City recently rejected a request to display Van Gogh's 1888 work "Landscape With Snow" in the residence of the White House and proposed instead an 18-karat gold toilet that has been touted as anti-Trump art.

If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix Trump appears to call out Samsung over missing Federal Bureau of Investigation text messages Trump Commerce pick told lawmakers he would look at reversing Obama move on internet oversight: report MORE a solid gold toilet from its collection as a "long-term loan" for the White House.

The toilet had been installed on the museum's fourth floor for one year, attracting hours-long lines and much fanfare.

However, the curator wrote in an email, the Upper East Side museum could offer the presidential couple another piece: a used, fully functional toilet made of solid 18-karat gold entitled "America".

However Nancy Spector, chief curator at the Guggenheim - the NY museum which housed the work - was said to have rejected the request and made a counter-offer.

The Washington Post has reported that it was hoped the 19th century Van Gogh would hang in the private quarters of Donald Trump and his wife Melania.


The White House was offered "America" on a "long-term loan".

"It was inconceivable at the time that this business mogul, he of the eponymous gilded tower, could actually win the White House", Spector wrote.

Spector's emailed reply to the White House's request to loan Landscape with Snow was obtained by the Post.

But in a blog post past year about the exhibit, Spector made clear she viewed the piece as anti-Trump.

As for the artist, Cattelan simply referred questions to the museum, laughed, and said, "It's a very delicate subject". When a reporter asked why he offered the toilet to the Trumps, Cattelan said: "What's the point of our life?" A tacky an tasteless president deserves a work of art that reflects who the Trumps really are.

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