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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“Then return it to the Guggenheim with a few steamers in it.”
Really. A few fresh brown trout would get Nancy’s attention.
“Undoubtedly the Museum receives federal funds for something. Cease the funding.”
Guggenheim has revenue of $90 million per year.
However, I would not be surprised if the Republican Congress does budget your tax money for the museum.
Shove her head in the golden potty and call it
Moonbat with Head in Natural Surroundings.
Beautiful, artist, please?
“President Trump will have 7 years to pay back this insolence.”
He already mentioned ending funding for National Endowment for the Arts. If he hasn’t already, the Guggenheim would be a good place to start the cuts if they receive taxpayers’ money.
Gold is apropos for Trump.
I choose a sportier motif...
Maybe not soothing. but Eye Approve!
Trump should sent her his severed ear.
Bowl haircuts are super sexy /s
Moe, is that you?
Guggenheims....need one say more? LOW CLASS!
She looks like an exhibition from Charles Addams.
Yeah, especially the fixtures laying inside the toilet!
What a low brow, ill mannered, over-educated, arrogant skank.
To disrespect the presidency in this fashion is to disrespect America and all Americans.
Thats a helluva throne!
You eat a lot of the spicy stuff, no?
Perhaps we could recruit some of our immigration lottery winners from turd world countries (the ones who sh!t in public) and “fecalize” the Guggenheim?
She’s ugly as sh!t, Jim.
I’ll give them 20 bucks if they throw in a nice frame.
Who cares what the Guggenheim and their overrated art history major thinks, honestly? There are without question better artists out there, who have never been and maybe never will be heard of in the world of elitist idiots, that are much more creative and talented than many of those artists the Guggenheim features. What on Earth makes these people think they are ‘special’? Really.
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