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The White Cube (Space Cadets:An exploration of context and its role in the contemporary artwork) Part 4

Chapter 4 :The Joker in Space:~Maurizio Cattelan, All, the artwork, the artists role and the cube.

The ramps in the Guggenheim spiral upwards on their prescribed path but the art is not on the walls. 3.196 altre parole



Words by Ali Fletcher

‘America’ by artist Maurizio Cattelan. Piece is a fully-functioning toilet made from 18-karat gold. Displayed at Guggenheim Museum and open to the public as if it were any other usable facility. 532 altre parole


Week 3 : Research-Jennifer Higgie & The Artist's Joke

There is nothing that intelligent humour cannot resolve in gales of laughter-not even the void.

I would like to go further and say that that humour goes hand in hand with the void.

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Political art; the golden toilet

Art is a part of the everyday life. It does not have a world of its own, luckily. Therefore, it is unavoidable to separate art from other current issues in the world. 117 altre parole


Trump: Going for the Gold?

As anyone who cares probably already knows by now, the Guggenheim refused President Trump’s request for a van Gogh painting for the White House and instead offered him the loan of Maurizio Cattelan’s “America,” a fully functioning toilet made out of gold.* 64 altre parole

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                          A diferent view of Maurizio Cattelan’s work


“The White House asked to borrow a van Gogh. The Guggenheim offered a gold toilet instead.”

Washington Post:

The emailed response from the Guggenheim’s chief curator to the White House was polite but firm: The museum could not accommodate a request to borrow a painting by Vincent Van Gogh for President and Melania Trump’s private living quarters. 184 altre parole