Art history toilets (ctd.)

August 23 2017

Video: Golden Throne

Because I lead a sheltered life, I wasn't aware of the Maurizio Cattelan work 'America', which is a fully functioning, solid gold toilet at the Guggenheim museum in New York. Visitors to the museum can wait up to an hour to use it, putting, I suppose, a whole new meaning on the phrase dying for your art. Anyway, The Art Newspaper reports that the toilet will soon come off display and sent back to the artist.

In the video above, the host of Golden Thrones (a You Tube channel dedicated to America's best toilets) tells you all you need to know about Cattelan's 'piece', including how often it has be plunged. I think all art historical analysis should be as straightforward as this.

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