There's a Functional, 18-Karat Gold Toilet at the Guggenheim
on 19 September 2016
If you find yourself on the fifth floor ramp of the Guggenheim Museum, you can now use a fully functioning 18-karat gold toilet. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created the opulent copy of a Kohler toilet as "an over-the-top apotheosis of wealth" and has titled it "America." Interestingly, Cattelan didn't ever want it in the gallery, rather he told the NY Times, "I’m happy because it’s not on a pedestal, it’s not in a gallery. It’s in a little room, just waiting for you whenever you need it." Next time you're feeling especially posh, maybe head to the Guggenheim for your business.