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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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To: Kozak

“Then return it to the Guggenheim with a few steamers in it.”

Really. A few fresh brown trout would get Nancy’s attention.


41 posted on 01/25/2018 4:12:35 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Have an A-1 day.)
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To: elpadre

“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.


42 posted on 01/25/2018 4:12:49 PM PST by Joe Dallas
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To: MayflowerMadam

Shove her head in the golden potty and call it

Moonbat with Head in Natural Surroundings.


43 posted on 01/25/2018 4:13:53 PM PST by Gasshog ( Fight climate change - Try beating the air and scream at the sky)
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To: Textide

Beautiful, artist, please?


44 posted on 01/25/2018 4:14:01 PM PST by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
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To: Trumpnado2016

“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.


45 posted on 01/25/2018 4:14:35 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Have an A-1 day.)
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To: Steely Tom; Chainmail; Salamander
I think people's bathroom fixtures say a lot about them.

Gold is apropos for Trump.

I choose a sportier motif...


46 posted on 01/25/2018 4:14:44 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Textide

Maybe not soothing. but Eye Approve!


47 posted on 01/25/2018 4:14:52 PM PST by Gasshog ( Fight climate change - Try beating the air and scream at the sky)
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To: Gasshog

Trump should sent her his severed ear.


48 posted on 01/25/2018 4:14:58 PM PST by Joe Dallas
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To: Doogle

Bowl haircuts are super sexy /s


49 posted on 01/25/2018 4:15:34 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: Doogle

Moe, is that you?


50 posted on 01/25/2018 4:15:59 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Have an A-1 day.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Guggenheims....need one say more? LOW CLASS!


51 posted on 01/25/2018 4:16:17 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cicero

She looks like an exhibition from Charles Addams.


52 posted on 01/25/2018 4:16:25 PM PST by Shady (We WON the Battle, Now let's WIN THE WAR!!!!)
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To: heterosupremacist
Pino Daeni


53 posted on 01/25/2018 4:16:42 PM PST by Textide (Lord, grant that I may always be right, for thou knowest I am hard to turn. ~ Scotch-Irish prayer)
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To: shibumi

Yeah, especially the fixtures laying inside the toilet!


54 posted on 01/25/2018 4:17:20 PM PST by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: DoodleDawg

What a low brow, ill mannered, over-educated, arrogant skank.

To disrespect the presidency in this fashion is to disrespect America and all Americans.


55 posted on 01/25/2018 4:17:41 PM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (The only trannie I want to see is a Muncie 4 speed M-22 Rock Crusher)
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To: shibumi

Thats a helluva throne!

You eat a lot of the spicy stuff, no?


56 posted on 01/25/2018 4:17:46 PM PST by Gasshog ( Fight climate change - Try beating the air and scream at the sky)
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To: DoodleDawg

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?


57 posted on 01/25/2018 4:18:01 PM PST by QBFimi (It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world... Tarfon)
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To: Doogle

She’s ugly as sh!t, Jim.


58 posted on 01/25/2018 4:18:30 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: ml/nj

I’ll give them 20 bucks if they throw in a nice frame.


59 posted on 01/25/2018 4:20:04 PM PST by Gahanna Bob
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To: DoodleDawg

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.


60 posted on 01/25/2018 4:20:45 PM PST by neverevergiveup
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