18 karat gold toilet

Ladies and gentleman, let me present to you the Holy Grail of toilets! πŸ†πŸš½

“America” by Maurizio Cattelan

Entitled ‘America’ (2016), it’s a fully functional & usable 18 karat gold throne by artist Maurizio Cattelan on display at New York’s Guggenheim museum. This incredible piece had been #1 on my toilet bucket list since I first hear about it around a year ago – finally on a weekend trip to the Big Apple I had my chance.

According to the blurb in the museum guidebook: “This work makes available to the public an extravagant luxury product seemingly intended for the 1 percent. 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 a work of art.”

It doesn’t get much better than this. If you happen to be in NYC it’s absolutely worth a visit! 😁

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