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  • Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet for White House: report

    01/25/2018 3:45:18 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    The Guggenheim Museum offered President Trump a solid gold toilet from its collection as a "long-term loan" for the White House. Trump and first lady Melania had asked to borrow a Van Gogh painting from the museum, but the Guggenheim responded that it could not accommodate the request and offered the toilet instead, according to The Washington Post. “We are sorry not to be able to accommodate your original request, but remain hopeful that this special offer may be of interest," curator Nancy Spector wrote in an email to the White House, according to the Post.
  • White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but museum offers gold toilet instead

    01/25/2018 3:53:40 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 118 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/25/18 | Anon
    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...