Maurizio’s John


Ever taken a slash in a gold-plated toilet? You haven’t lived my friend. But if you were in New York for the past couple months the opportunity for your ‘golden shower’ was available too you at the Guggenheim.


Conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan had created his shining head for the esteemed gallery and called it ‘America’ inviting punters to use this art piece as they would any other pissoir. ‘What a perfect metaphor for Trump’s America’ say some of a liberal persuasion.

For me it was shall we say, a relief to have a piece of art that is both genuinely unnecessary and useful at the same time.


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