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White House asks for Van Gogh loan but museum offers gold toilet instead
The Guardian ^ | 1/25/18 | Anon

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 Gogh’s 1888 work depicting a man and a dog walking through a field.

But the Guggenheim’s 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.

Spector’s emailed reply to the White House’s 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 Guardian’s 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”.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: goldtoilet; guggenheim; newyork; toilet; trump; vangogh; whvangogh
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What an unbelievably crass, insulting, and tasteless act on the part of the Guggenheim.
1 posted on 01/25/2018 3:53:40 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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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.

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?

2 posted on 01/25/2018 3:55:52 PM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: DoodleDawg

Isn’t guggenheim a New York slang expression for toilet?


3 posted on 01/25/2018 3:55:54 PM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Now, let’s see if they get federal funding...


4 posted on 01/25/2018 3:56:13 PM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: DoodleDawg

That was my reaction as well.


5 posted on 01/25/2018 3:57:32 PM PST by Jonny7797
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To: DoodleDawg

Trump can use it to flush the swamp.


6 posted on 01/25/2018 3:57:53 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: DoodleDawg

Tell the Guggenheim crass curator she can stick her head in it and flush!


7 posted on 01/25/2018 3:58:29 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Hurtling deplorable! V.S.G. full steam ahead MAGA!!!)
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To: DoodleDawg

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”...


8 posted on 01/25/2018 3:58:46 PM PST by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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To: raygunfan; Gamecock; Larry Lucido; KC_Lion; FredZarguna; PROCON

[Guggenheim]

Did you see the addition to the Guggenheim? I did that. Didn’t take that long, really,

I’m an architect.


9 posted on 01/25/2018 3:58:48 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: DoodleDawg

Only anti Americanism and socialism for the Guggenheim! Otherwise you get the golden toilet.


10 posted on 01/25/2018 3:58:52 PM PST by Vision (Obama manipulated Americans to systematically change the USA; he didn't plan on being stopped)
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To: DoodleDawg

...rotten c***. I’d spit on her


11 posted on 01/25/2018 3:59:14 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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Stupid move by the Guggenheim Museum. President Trump will have 7 years to pay back this insolence.


12 posted on 01/25/2018 3:59:20 PM PST by Trumpnado2016 (First year salvage, second year savage.)
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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!”


13 posted on 01/25/2018 3:59:53 PM PST by WMarshal (John McCain is the turd in America's punch bowl. McLame cannot even fake an injury.)
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To: Catmom

No guggenheim is New Yawk for shithowse.

bastards.


14 posted on 01/25/2018 4:00:00 PM PST by Gasshog ( Fight climate change - Try beating the air and scream at the sky)
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To: DoodleDawg

Apparently this behavior is par for the course in NY.


15 posted on 01/25/2018 4:00:12 PM PST by txhurl (Banana Republicans, as far as the eye can see)
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Well, that’s one cunning stunt.


16 posted on 01/25/2018 4:00:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: DoodleDawg

Nancy Spector is the turd in the punch bowl.


17 posted on 01/25/2018 4:01:40 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: Steely Tom

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”.


18 posted on 01/25/2018 4:03:06 PM PST by pfflier
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To: DoodleDawg

Next time I’m in the mood for lowbrow potty humor, I know where to go.

The Guggenheim.


19 posted on 01/25/2018 4:03:57 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: DoodleDawg

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.

basturds.


20 posted on 01/25/2018 4:04:08 PM PST by Gasshog ( Fight climate change - Try beating the air and scream at the sky)
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