CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

The Journey to Artist Maurizio Cattelan’s Golden Toilet “America” Is Gross, and It’s Great

The Gleaming Potty Art Isn’t Genius, But That Won’t Halt the Curious … Or the Instagram Crowd

The Guggenheim guard, a young woman with shoulder-length brown hair and a pretty, round face, said that the wait to see Maurizio Cattelan’s America would be one hour. My husband Andrew and I had rushed into the New York museum as soon as it opened and run up to the fifth floor, where Cattelan’s solid gold toilet glimmered in a water closet. Cattelan’s gabinetto had been installed on Sept. 16, 2016, only three days before, and the crush to see it proved impressive: As I shifted my service Chihuahua, Babs, …

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