NYC’s Hottest New Attraction at the Guggenheim Museum

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When visiting New York City, there’s lots of top-notch attractions and experiences to consider.  Some options could be a Broadway show, strolling around SoHo or another neighborhood, checking out a street fair, going shopping, visiting one of the city’s great museums and more.

Recently, one of the hottest attractions which seemed to be sold out for every time slot was the limited-time Museum of Ice Cream.

Now the Guggenheim Museum has a new exhibit which is bound to draw some attention!

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has an America exhibit which is giving you the chance to relieve yourself on a very special toilet made of 18 karat gold! Yes, a real functioning golden throne!

According to the Washington Post, the artist “replaced the toilet in the museum’s fourth-floor restroom with a fully functional replica cast in 18-karat gold“.

This 18 karat piece of art (is a replica gold toilet really art???) can be used by museum visitors just like any other toilet. My guess is that you just might need to wait on line a bit longer than the average restroom at the museum.

According to the Post,  “the museum says on its website that the exhibit offers a wink to the excesses of the art market but also evokes the American dream of opportunity for all.”

If you ask me, this new 18 karat gold throne is the best piece of potty art that I’ve come across since visiting the Shit Fountain in Chicago back in 2012.

I’m going to try to visit the Guggenheim Museum to check out this golden toilet, will you?

Find out more from the Washington Post here.

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