From Van Gogh To A Crapper

Sunday in the rain…….

This is the perfect post because of the president’s SOTU message will be given to the country next week….

Donald and Melania Trump wanted to borrow a Van Gogh painting from a New York museum for their White House private quarters, the AP reports. Instead, according to the Washington Post , the Guggenheim Museum’s chief curator came up with a pointedly satirical counter-offer: a working solid-gold toilet made by an Italian artist. The first couple had asked for Van Gogh’s Landscape With Snow, featuring a man and his dog. Curator Nancy Spector has been openly critical of Trump in social media. She emailed the White House Office of the Curator in September to say that the Trumps could borrow the toilet installation used by visitors in a museum restroom until mid-September. The 18-karat toilet, titled America, is Maurizio Cattelan’s jab at the nation’s greedier instincts. It has an estimated value topping $1 million.

Spector included a photograph in her email, saying, “We are sorry not to be able to accommodate your original request, but remain hopeful that this special offer may be of interest.” The toilet could be “a long-term loan,” she wrote. “It is, of course, extremely valuable and somewhat fragile, but we would provide all the instructions for its installation and care.” In a museum blog last year, the curator referred to Trump as “he of the eponymous gilded tower.” The president favors the color gold, plating bathroom fixtures in his various homes with the precious metal and redecorating the Oval Office with gold-hued drapes. The curator said his presidency has been “marked by scandal and defined by the deliberate rollback of countless civil liberties, in addition to climate-change denial that puts our planet in peril.”

No need for a closing statement….

See you guys tomorrow….chuq

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9 thoughts on “From Van Gogh To A Crapper

  1. It is time for The United States Government to stop wasting Taxpayer money on “Arts and Humanities.” Shut them down! Their business is supposed to be advocacy and support of the arts, not making fools of themselves with obvious slurs and negative gestures toward our elected officials. Shut them down! Stop funding them! They are a waste of time and money!

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