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    Guggenheim Offers White House a Golden Toilet

    Maybe someone pissed them off. The White House asked the New York museum last year for a loan of Vincent Van Gogh’s Landscape With Snow to decorate the president’s private quarters. The Guggenheim, apologizing that the painting wasn’t available, instead offered a Maurizio Cattelan piece: a working 18-karat gold toilet entitled America, which had been on display in a museum restroom for visitors to use. President Trump is notoriously fond of gold, and even installed gold curtains in the Oval Office, though it’s unclear if he’s responded to the Guggenheim’s offer.

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