Tuesday, March 28, 2023

LOOK: 18-Carat Gold Toilet Open to Public in New York City Museum

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Gold toilet in the New York City Museum is considered one of the most extravagant toilet in the world.

As one of the most famous museums in the world, the Guggenheim Museum in New York opens a gold toilet which the public can use.

A new exhibition which is considered extravagant in the world opens this weekend and this is open to the public.

The masterpiece was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.

Interestingly, the piece is titled “America”.


It is not only for the eye but it is functional, which the public can enjoy using the 18-carat gold toilet.

It is installed in a regular unisex cubicle and connected to the plumbing, therefore, it is fully-functioning.

As long as you buy a ticket to the museum, you also have the ticket to use the toilet.

Tickets cost A$19.95, and the exhibit will be open indefinitely.

In order to attract parents, an added bonus will be given for young parents because the toilet is free for the children.

That’s one way to cast a golden light over the mess of toilet training.

Naming his masterpiece “America, Cattelan wanted to “evoke the American dream” and make an extravagant product available to the everyone.


In a statement, the Guggenheim Museum said, “the new work makes available to the public an extravagant luxury product seemingly intended for the one per cent.”

“Its participatory nature, in which viewers are invited to make use of the fixture individually and privately, allows for an experience of unprecedented intimacy with an artwork.”

“Cattelan’s toilet offers a wink to the excesses of the art market but also evokes the American dream of opportunity for all — its utility ultimately reminding us of the inescapable physical realities of our shared humanity.”

However, the luxurious lavatory presents significant maintenance challenges for the personnel of the museum.

Due to the use of precious metal as a material, cleaning crew have to use medical wipes instead of regular chemicals, sprucing it up every 15 minutes to maintain hygiene.

Periodically, is also needs to steamed and polished.


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