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Here's your chance to flush a solid gold toilet

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 01:45

A fully functional solid 18-karat gold toilet is on display at The Guggenheim. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: If you ever wanted to sit on a golden throne, now is the time to do it as the famed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has invited visitors to use the bathroom at "America," an exhibit by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. "America" is a fully functional gold toilet and has been on display for about a year. 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. 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. "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.

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Here's your chance to flush a solid gold toilet

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 01:45