New York (AP) — Donald plus Melania Trump wanted to borrow the Van Gogh painting from a Nyc museum for their White House personal quarters. Instead, The Washington Article reports, the Guggenheim Museum' t chief curator came up with a pointedly satirical counter-offer: a working solid-gold lavatory made by an Italian artist.
The first couple had requested Van Gogh' s " Surroundings With Snow, " featuring a guy and his dog.
Curator Nancy Spector has been openly essential of Trump in social media.
She emailed the Whitened House Office of the Curator within September to say that the Trumps can borrow the toilet installation used by guests in a museum restroom until mid-September. The 18-karat toilet, titled " America, " is Maurizio Cattelan' s jab at the nation' s i9000 greedier instincts. It has an estimated worth topping $1 million.
Spector included a photograph in her e-mail, saying, " We are sorry to not be able to accommodate your original demand, but remain hopeful that this promotion may be of interest. "
The toilet could be " a long-term loan, " the girl wrote. " It is, of course , incredibly valuable and somewhat fragile, yet we would provide all the instructions because of its installation and care. "
The Submit said the White House offers stayed silent on the subject.
In a museum weblog last year, the curator referred to Trump as " he of the eponymous gilded tower" — including Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in which he has a huge apartment and workplace. The president favors the color precious metal, plating bathroom fixtures in his numerous homes with the precious metal and re-decorating the Oval Office with gold-hued drapes.
The curator said his obama administration has been " marked by scandal and defined by the deliberate rollback of countless civil liberties, along with climate-change denial that puts the earth in peril. "
The Guggenheim failed to return an Associated Press request comment.
This story has been corrected to demonstrate that the toilet installation was utilized by visitors in a museum restroom till mid-September, not August.