Golden throne at the Guggenheim
"America," a fully functional solid gold toilet by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
"America" is a fully functional gold toilet and has been on display for about a year. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
More than 100,000 museum visitors have waited in line to use the popular installation, which is made out of 100 percent 18-karat gold. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
The artwork, based on the museum's standard Kohler toilets, makes "available to the public an extravagant luxury product seemingly intended for the 1 percent," according to its label. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
"America" is on the fifth floor of the Guggenheim's spiraling rotunda that was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and will be removed on Sept. 15. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
The handle is seen on Maurizio Cattelan's "America". REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Guests wait for access to the exhibit of Maurizio Cattelan's "America". REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Maurizio Cattelan's "America". REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
The Guggenheim Museum is seen in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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