The White House asked to borrow a Van Gogh. The Guggenheim offered a gold toilet instead.
The White House apparently contacted the Guggenheim Museum in New York and asked for the loan of Van Gogh’s 1888 Landscape With Snow. The museum wrote back to say it could not loan the item but instead offered an 18 karat gold sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan of a functioning toilet, according to Independent.co.uk
America by Maurizio Cattelan