America, a Fully Functional 18-Karat-Gold Toilet/Art You Can Really Use at the Guggenheim

Game of Throne: Maurizio Cattelan’s “America” Comes to the Guggenheim
Game of Throne: Maurizio Cattelan’s “America” Comes to the Guggenheim

America is the title of a new interactive art exhibit from Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim Museum that is a fully functional, 18-karat gold toilet.

Anyone with an Instagram account and an interest in contemporary art understands the reasoning behind Cattelan’s suggestion:“America”—the first piece the artist has exhibited since his 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim—is a working toilet cast from gold that has been installed in a bathroom on the museum’s fourth floor. Cattelan intends visitors to use the toilet just as they would any other facility in the building.

Check out the museum's announcement page to learn more about the Guggenheim's functional gold toilet.

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