Americans Seize Opportunity To Use Gold Toilet
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Just like the artist Maurizio Cattelan, behind the sold gold toilet that has been installed at the Guggenheim for nearly a year now. It is estimated that over 100,000 people have taken the opportunity to use the unusual conveniences at the museum.
The piece is entitled ‘America’ and will be on display, indefinitely after it has ceased being available for use in two-weeks time. It was created by removing a normal toilet and installing an 18 carat replica for use by visitors.
Though anyone can use it there is a security guard outside the toilet who assures customers that, yes they can actually use it, but make sure no one makes off with a valuable souvenir.
The toilet is housed in a unisex stall and it was created by removing a normal toilet and installing an 18 carat replica for use by visitors. Customers have been known to use it as it was intended, as well as take a selfie on it.
“Most people I think are pretty happy to get in there and have a few moments to take a selfie or whatever they choose to do,” Michael Zall, associate director of facilities operations at the museum told AOL.
The meaning of the piece has not been discussed by the artist who wants people to come to their own conclusions, though many have hypothesised that it is a comment on greed and wealth inequality.
The ability to use it finishes on 15 September so get over their pronto, if you want to take advantage.