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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And then ran to the media to tell how clever they are.
Of course, if this little stunt happens to result in a burst of contributions, well... who would say no?
Isn’t guggenheim a New York slang expression for toilet?
Now, let’s see if they get federal funding...
That was my reaction as well.
Trump can use it to flush the swamp.
Tell the Guggenheim crass curator she can stick her head in it and flush!
Trump should borrow it. Then return it to the Guggenheim with a few steamers in it. That will increase it’s artistic value as an “installation”...
Did you see the addition to the Guggenheim? I did that. Didn’t take that long, really,
I’m an architect.
Only anti Americanism and socialism for the Guggenheim! Otherwise you get the golden toilet.
...rotten c***. I’d spit on her
Stupid move by the Guggenheim Museum. President Trump will have 7 years to pay back this insolence.
President Trump should tweet “We asked for a very nice loan of a Van Gogh from the Guggenheim but the offered me an 18-carat gold toilet. Who am I, Obama? They should loan it to Iraq as a tombstone for Saddam Hussain. Not classy! Sad!”
No guggenheim is New Yawk for shithowse.
Apparently this behavior is par for the course in NY.
Well, that’s one cunning stunt.
Nancy Spector is the turd in the punch bowl.
I suggest that we all mail the usual contents of a toilet to the Guggenheim Museum so that they can properly display the “fully functioning toilet”.
Next time I’m in the mood for lowbrow potty humor, I know where to go.
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.
Tell me why the kind of people who revel in this sort of filth should be allowed to stay here? Why do they even want to live in the USA.
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