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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: DoodleDawg

The Guggenheim is a horrible museum and has boring PC exhibits. But this stunt really puts it over the top in horrible museums.


81 posted on 01/25/2018 4:39:32 PM PST by livius
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To: DoodleDawg

Well, the whole museum building is shaped like a toilet bowl. And it is generally full of .....


82 posted on 01/25/2018 4:39:39 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Steely Tom

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.


83 posted on 01/25/2018 4:40:52 PM PST by ctdonath2 (It's not "white privilege", it's "Puritan work ethic". Behavior begets consequences.)
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To: Joe Dallas

You don’t get out much, do you?
/s


84 posted on 01/25/2018 4:42:13 PM PST by freedomlover
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To: Cicero

Wonder what her girlfriend looks like.


85 posted on 01/25/2018 4:45:03 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: RegulatorCountry

So right about those bangs! And that toilet should be melted down!


86 posted on 01/25/2018 4:45:12 PM PST by LYDIAONTARIO
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To: DoodleDawg

The Guggenheim is apparently a shithole.


87 posted on 01/25/2018 4:45:39 PM PST by polymuser (Its terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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To: DoodleDawg
The President should take them up on the offer, melt the toilet and return it as Trump coins.


88 posted on 01/25/2018 4:47:37 PM PST by Rebelbase (1/12/18 read the word 'shithole' more times in one day than in my entire life up to that that point.)
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To: Cicero

My gosh, the stereotypes speak for themselves.

I can only imagine her therapy bills.


89 posted on 01/25/2018 4:47:49 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


90 posted on 01/25/2018 4:48:00 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Bubbette

You should go to the Frick on the upper east side if you haven’t already been.


91 posted on 01/25/2018 4:49:08 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: DoodleDawg

President Trump could reply, “”It may be just a s...hole, but by gawd it’s the prettiest s...hole I ever saw.”

Why NOT ratchet the conversation down a notch or two more?!!!


92 posted on 01/25/2018 4:53:51 PM PST by Oscar in Batangas (12:01 PM 1/20/2017...The end of an error.)
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To: Kozak

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.


93 posted on 01/25/2018 4:56:02 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: DoodleDawg

I responded on their Facebook page. Don’t they realize a lot of their potential visitors/customers voted for President Trump?


94 posted on 01/25/2018 4:56:15 PM PST by Moonmad27
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To: ml/nj

To be honest, this isn’t good art.

It’s OK, for a 6th grader, but not anything special.


95 posted on 01/25/2018 4:57:19 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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To: DoodleDawg

Disgusting. If any Federal dollars go there, I hope they get cut off.


96 posted on 01/25/2018 4:59:44 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: ml/nj

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.


97 posted on 01/25/2018 5:00:57 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Have an A-1 day.)
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To: samtheman

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!


98 posted on 01/25/2018 5:12:51 PM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Tsk. You should be ashamed of making fun of Moe Howard’s sister that way.


99 posted on 01/25/2018 5:12:57 PM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: American Liberty is the egg that requires breaking to make their Utopian omelette.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Lefties would appear to never have advanced beyond a junior high mentality.


100 posted on 01/25/2018 5:14:00 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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