downturn get to meThe Guggenheim Museum, in New York City, last week opened their latest Art Exhibit. The Art will be displayed in a Public Washroom.
Photo of Art by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum
There will be a Security Guard posted outside of the Bathroom. The Public will be able enter and use the fully functioning Solid Gold Toilet, made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It’s a piece of art????
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A different viewpoint:
I appreciate that the Guggenheim Museum is a private entity. What I am about to say is not a reflection on the Museum. My comment is about society as a whole.
I have traded millions of dollars of stock shares and have lived off the Capital Gains. I have also been broke. Stuff happens but I would never give up due to a downturn in finances. I have been able to pick my self up and and get back on my feet financially. Thankfully I have never had to call the street my home.
Unfortunately some folks sadly do end up on the street.
Within a few blocks of the Guggenheim Museum I am sure that one could find “Homeless” people. You know, the unfortunates who do not have a pot to piss in (much less a Golden Toilet). The Homeless do not register in people’s mind. On the other hand, people will give away their money (pay an entrance fee) to see a Gold Toilet.
Would I pay to see a Golden Toilet?
No, I would rather give the money to a Homeless person, who could then afford to go to a restaurant to buy a coffee and use their Restroom and retain some of their dignity.
It’s a very strange world where you have people flocking and making a big deal over a Golden Toilet, while others have to sleep and live on the street. The Golden Toilet and the Homeless could be viewed within walking distance of each other. Rather sad…
Posted by: Vincent Banial
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