It's a golden toilet.
More specifically, it’s a toilet cast in 18-karat gold.
And no, it’s not just for display.
It’s fully functional!
In fact, the toilet had been installed in the Guggenheim for the museum’s visitors to use.
Yep, that’s right.
The Trumps asked for a Van Gogh painting and instead were offered a gold toilet called “America” that had been used by countless people. It’s almost too perfect, right?
Spector had nothing but praise for "America." She said it "channels the history of 20th-century avant-garde art" of Marchel Duchamp. Specifically, the work seen here:
Yep, that’s a urinal.
Now, I’m not saying I understand all art ever made, but I do understand when someone is being expertly trolled, and I am pretty sure that’s exactly what was going on here. After all, a used golden toilet is not really anything like a Van Gogh painting…but it is exactly the kind of toilet I imagine Trump would want to use.
If only Maurizio Cattelan had held off a few years before casting the toilet, he could have given it this timely name:
It doesn’t seem as though the Trumps took Spector up on her offer.
Apparently, the No. 2 option just didn’t quite hit the mark.