No Van Gogh, but Here’s a Gold Toilet

My favorite story from last week: The White House’s request for a Van Gogh painting to decorate President Trump’s living quarters was turned down by the Guggenheim’s chief curator, Nancy Spector.

As an alternative, The Post said Ms. Spector offered up what one might call a “participatory sculpture”: a fully functional, solid 18-karat-gold copy of a Kohler toilet titled “America” that more than 100,000 people had already used in a museum restroom.

“It is, of course, extremely valuable and somewhat fragile, but we would provide all the instructions for its installation and care.”