Guggenheim Denied Trump Request for Van Gogh Painting, Offered Gold Toilet Instead

January 31st, 2018

Cattelan toilet, via NYTIn one of the more unusual stories to come out of US politics in recent months, the New York Times reports that the Guggenheim denied a request from the Trump White House for a Van Gogh painting, instead offering the divisive leader Maurizio Cattelan’s infamous gold-plated toilet. “It is, of course, extremely valuable and somewhat fragile, but we would provide all the instructions for its installation and care,” curator Nancy Spector wrote in an email to the White House.

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