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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The Guggenheim is a horrible museum and has boring PC exhibits. But this stunt really puts it over the top in horrible museums.
Well, the whole museum building is shaped like a toilet bowl. And it is generally full of .....
It could also result in wiping away their federal funding. They’re pissing away a great opportunity, but instead they decided to sh!t on a well funded patron of the arts. Here’s hoping they come to realize how much their idea stinks.
You dont get out much, do you?
Wonder what her girlfriend looks like.
So right about those bangs! And that toilet should be melted down!
The Guggenheim is apparently a shithole.
My gosh, the stereotypes speak for themselves.
I can only imagine her therapy bills.
Its a third rate museum anyway. I never saw the WOW stuff when I lived there. All of that was at MOMA and Art Museum.
You should go to the Frick on the upper east side if you havent already been.
President Trump could reply, It may be just a s...hole, but by gawd its the prettiest s...hole I ever saw.
Why NOT ratchet the conversation down a notch or two more?!!!
I wouldn’t use it, but I’d certainly install it, or at least make it look installed, and send out a tweet with a picture thanking the Guggenheim museum for the loan for the duration of the Presidency.
I responded on their Facebook page. Dont they realize a lot of their potential visitors/customers voted for President Trump?
To be honest, this isn’t good art.
It’s OK, for a 6th grader, but not anything special.
Disgusting. If any Federal dollars go there, I hope they get cut off.
I’m looking at a watercolor hanging over my desk that my nephew did when he was seven. My nephew’s is so much better! Now his daughter is seven and I’m hoping she inherited his talent.
Now that is a good idea. Make it a major event, roll it out front, with music and fanfare, etc. Put a picture of the crunt on the flipped-up lid, and flush regs. LOL!
Tsk. You should be ashamed of making fun of Moe Howard’s sister that way.
Lefties would appear to never have advanced beyond a junior high mentality.
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