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Has the Art World Finally Crapped Out?

April 20, 2016
Toilet art
Hi Art vs Low Art? 

The Universe Juxtaposes in Strange and Unusual Ways

Today, The New York Times published an article about a new installation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum here in New York City. It is a solid gold fully functioning toilet, with seat. (See the above top image.) The toilet will be located off a gallery and will be available for the public to use. The sculptor, Maurizio Catalan, said, “I don’t see it as a joke.” Also today, my father-in-law sent the bottom image to me. It was intended as a joke. It’s called a Redneck BBQ and Beer Cooler. Sadly, the artist wasn’t credited. It was captioned, “When you are done, just turn the handle & it puts out the fire.

Now I ask, which of these two toilets exhibits more creativity and which is the bigger joke?

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ChrisG says

April 20, 2017

Well, there is one of them I definitely wouldn’t want to sit on.

John Reidy says

April 23, 2017

As a native of Oklahoman and from a long line of Rednecks, the second has no father. You can find lots of these spread out on the front porches throughout the state.
Your doing fine, Oklahoma. Oklahoma OK.

Julia says

June 14, 2016

As for creativity and inventiveness, I vote for the Redneck barbeque…. Your father has a great sense of humor. I know which one I would love to melt down; I can think of much better use of all that gold.

Marvin Mattelson says

June 14, 2016

I totally agree. I also know which one I’d rather sit upon for its original intended purpose.

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