Skip to comments.White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but museum offers gold toilet instead
Posted on 01/25/2018 3:53:40 PM PST by DoodleDawg
The Guggenheim Museum has reportedly turned down a White House request to borrow a Van Gogh painting, and has instead offered the Trump administration the use of a golden toilet.
The White House had asked the Guggenheim, based in New York, to borrow Landscape With Snow, Van Goghs 1888 work depicting a man and a dog walking through a field.
But the Guggenheims chief curator, Nancy Spector, turned down the request, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Instead she said the White House could loan an 18-carat toilet an installation by artist Maurizio Cattelan.
The fully functioning toilet, titled America, was installed in the Guggenheim in September 2016. It was available for public use, and tens of thousands of people obliged. But with the exhibition over, Spector saw that the toilet could now potentially serve the president.
Spectors emailed reply to the White Houses request to loan Landscape with Snow was obtained by the Post. The veracity of the email, which was sent on September 15, was confirmed to the newspaper by the Guggenheim. The museum did not immediately respond to the Guardians request for comment.
Spector wrote that America was available, should the President and First Lady have any interest in installing it in the White House.
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This just burns me. I hope Trump knows some of their biggest donors and makes a few phone calls. This is a stunt worthy of a tabloid, not a museum. I love art, but the art world is dominated by delusional liberal wackos. Where is the dignity that such an institution should exude?
Boom. Mentally ill.
Undoubtedly the Museum receives federal funds for something. Cease the funding.
Trump should accept the offer and the soiled gold shitter has an unfortunate boating accident.
Where’d she get her hair done, Tractor Supply?
AAAAAAUGHH! my eyes my eyes!!!
Danger danger, psycho bangs. Avoid any woman who butchers her hair that way. They’re all seriously disturbed.
This is a full bore idiotic move by the Guggenheim. It wouldn’t surprise me that it is true.
The president should make sure that no one associated with the Guggenheim museum receives any money from the NEA as long as he is president.
The picture says it all.
Trump should accept it and put it in the visiting Dignitary Lavatory.
Whats that? It looks like the dog is taking a Spector!
You beat me to it.
What a smart-ass response. A toilet. Making a statement, of course. The bitch should be fired.
I think the Guggenheim Museum itself looks rather like a toilet, so Ms. Spector ought to feel right at home.
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