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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Insulting not only the President and his family but millions upon millions of his supporters should get this woman fired tomorrow.
Why would Trump want a gold plated loaner?
He probably has several of them of his own.
Maybe he should have Baron paint a picture of one and let the museum borrow the painting.
I think she would pitch a no-hit-her here on FR.
You should do one of your beautiful paintings and send it to the WH. :)
Admission fee is $25.00. It is definitely off my list of NYC attractions to visit. Maybe this story should go out on Twitter...
Too bad he cant line- item veto the NEA budget request.
Your banter has grown tiresome.
Now we dance.
We need a patriot to drop a deuce on her office chair.
Die Antwoord reject?
Hey, how about a warning!!!! It’s dinner time here!!
I’d like to have one using the grille from a ‘34 Ford P/U as seat/cover and one
of those round barrel shaped gas tanks from the front of a Gasser for the tank.
“Too bad he cant line- item veto the NEA budget request.”
Once the GOP takes over Congress, they will surely do that.
That must have given the queers there a good laugh.
BTW, how much money has the Guggenheim received over the years from the federal taxpayers (including through the National Endowment for the Arts)?
what a shame the museum is being run by such a jerk
Typical Upper West Side New York elitist intellectual snark. These people also infest our universities. My hatred for that demographic cannot be measured.
Fatty Boom Boom reject.
Instead she said the White House could loan an 18-carat toilet an installation by
Trump should tweet, send it over, we can have it installed.
He should accept the offer and then use it to enact Ceremonial Flushings of each remaining shit-for-brains-obamoid regulations. Each time thanking the Guggenheim for their priceless symbolic Fixture of Removal to aid in ridding our great country of all shit-for-brains kenyan regulations.
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