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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Guggenheim Museum's 18-carat gold toilet to open to public

Members of the public are being invited to spend a penny in a solid gold toilet at New York City's Guggenheim Museum.
Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan created the fully functional 18-carat gold lavatory, which he has titled America.





The, ahem, interactive exhibit has been installed in one of the Guggenheim's public bathrooms, reports the New Yorker.
The Fifth Avenue museum describes the piece as "a bold, irreverent work".



The lavatory replaced one of the Guggenheim's porcelain toilets in a one-person, unisex restroom.
Visitors who pay museum admission will be able to use it as they wish.
The Guggenheim said the piece is "ultimately reminding us of the inescapable physical realities of our shared humanity".
The exhibit is aimed at "making available to the public an extravagant luxury product seemingly intended for the 1 percent", according to the museum.


"Its participatory nature, in which viewers are invited to make use of the fixture individually and privately, allows for an experience of unprecedented intimacy with a work of art," said the Guggenheim.
Cattelan, a Milan-based artist and a truck driver's son, hinted earlier this year that his creation had been inspired by economic inequality.

The exhibit has also drawn comparisons with Marcel Duchamp's avant-garde "Fountain", the porcelain urinal he exhibited in New York in 1917, causing a sensation in the art world.
Cattelan, 55, is known for his provocative sculptures, including La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour), which depicted Pope John Paul II floored by a meteorite.


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24 comments:

Habis Cakes Abuja said...

Very interesting to name it America .. Hoping it'll turn one's poo to gold. Such a shame such costly work of art will be reduced to collecting and disposing human waste 😊

IslandeR said...

Now there goes the worst to be deposited in the best. #shitingold

happiness is free/creamy cakes..Ajah..08186505645 said...

Choi there is money in this world ooo...shit business na really serious business..

Desperate chick said...

Good to know





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The Sexiest Mother Of This Blog said...

OK seen
Next post pls

Daveen Laundry and Dry cleaning Services, Ajah, Lagos. 09072092853. Free pick up and delivery. said...

Wow! Lovely concept.

Rhoda Rex said...

Ok

barbie micheal said...

Chei, someone, any borry, epp me, I want to shit here... my destiny epper, leave bus use aero plane abeg

James' hater said...

Darling it's just a work of art, there's nothing shameful about it. You should loosen up and appreciate it

MrsB said...

..allows for an experience of unprecedented intimacy with a work of art.. Lmao

Nwa AMAKA said...

Very very soon we will hear that it was stolen and replaced with lookalike.
Its a beautiful piece but I will pass. Yellow gold is a no no for me. Infact it irritates me.

bunmi thomas said...

Stella which kind waste of money be this

Anonymous said...

I will "mistakenly" chop off a part of it and "forget" to leave it behind.

St.FranKooL.... said...

#In life, you'll realize that there is a purpose for every person you meet. Some will teach you, and some will bring out the best in you*

lovelace said...

Nice... 😯😕

stephan said...

Madam life is not dat serious. Live it joyfully.

stephan said...

Only the flush handle will getme beta money.

Anonymous said...

You just talk my mind

Sonia said...

Xpensive s**t. 😀😀😆

Anonymous said...

So cos u saw shame now, u decided he was saying its a shameful thing. Lol. English really dey suffer ppl o.

morik mills said...

Try that in naija and that will go missing before it's launched.lol. nice work though

JOYOUS said...

good to know

cathy said...

If na naija that toilet for don miss since lol

Anonymous said...

LMAO

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