This 18-karat gold toilet was part of Maurizio Cattelan’s “America” project at the Guggenheim Museum. The artist installed the toilet in a private restroom for the use of the public.

Is it an admonishment of the 1%?

Or a nod to the American Dream?



Maurizio Cattelan Gold Toilet

Sadly the Gold Toilet was taken off display in September 2017.

It was recently in the news again according to CNN at Apparently, President Trump’ staff asked the Guggenheim to borrow Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 painting “Landscape with Snow”.

Instead the Guggenheim countered with the offer of the fully-functional, gold toilet for use in their residence.

To read more on the “America” exhibit, visit the Guggenheim Museum website at