Sunday, January 28, 2018

Trump offered gold toilet by Guggenheim Museum in place of Van Gogh

President Trump asked for a Van Gogh but was refused the loan, instead, he was offered an 18-karat toilet called 'America'.

The toilet has been at the Guggenheim  for a year
Donald Trump has been offered an 18-karat gold toilet after he was denied his request of a fragile Van Gogh as a loan for the White House during his presidency.
As is customary, the US President and his first lady put in a request with the Guggenheim for a loan one of its famous works for the halls of the White House, but the New York museum denied the loan of' Landscape In The Snow'.
However, they did offer an alternative - a solid gold fully-functioning toilet called 'America'.
The fully functioning gold toilet was used by more than 100,000 visitors
 The piece has drawn comparisons with Trump's lifestyle and presidency

The toilet was installed in the Guggenheim for a year, and was used by thousands of people.
In an email obtained by the Washington Post, the museum had explained the piece the Trumps requested was too fragile to be moved but for the rarest occasions, but they would send all the cleaning and installation instructions should they wish to have the toilet in their home instead.
The piece, created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan as Mr Trump announced his intention to run for the presidency, has been compared with the billionaire, not just by the Guggenheim's outspoken chief curator.    
In a blog post on the Guggenhem website, Nancy Spector wrote: "Like all of Cattelan's most complex works, this sculpture is laden with possible meanings."
"The gold toilet - a cipher for the excesses of affluence - was available for all to use in the privacy of one of the Guggenheim’s single-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms. More than one hundred thousand people waited patiently in line for the opportunity to commune with art and with nature."
The fully functioning gold toilet was used by more than 100,000 visitors

"Yet it was the Trump reference that resonated so loudly during the sculpture's time at the Guggenheim. When the artist proposed the sculpture in mid-2015, Donald Trump had just announced his bid for the presidency. It was inconceivable at the time that this business mogul, he of the eponymous gilded tower, could actually win the White House.
"When the sculpture came off view on September 15, Trump had been in office for 238 days, a term marked by scandal and defined by the deliberate rollback of countless civil liberties, in addition to climate-change denial that puts our planet in peril."
The  sculptor Cattelan     

The piece was also intended to act as a great leveller - proving that what ever one eats for lunch, whether it cost $200 or $2, the results are much the same.
The White House has not yet responded to requests for comment, and the Guggenheim said it had nothing to add.
Mr Cattelan  is quoted as saying: "What's the point of  life? Everything seems so absurd until we die and then it makes sense."


  1. The 'Orange One' will want to eat lunch on the gold toilet Hahahaha!!1 can't imagine tRUMP thinking the Museum would loan him a Van Gogh with his history of lying he would swear he sent it back to the museum ... I don't think tRUMP ever got anything from a honest day's work , his dad started him off in business and he lied or didn't pay people . tRump talks a good game come push to shelve ... he will run and hide and start tweeting .
    Good job
    Love Witchy

  2. I thought the Guggenheim made a perfect choice to loan the toilet to Trump. It represents everything he stands for. He loves everything gold to excess. He has more money than he knows what to do with. He has a potty mouth, tells lies and flushes the truth down the crapper. And, furthermore, he's full of shit.
    Thank you
    love Shadow
    See you Tuesday


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