September 15, 2016
"Whatever you eat, a two-hundred-dollar lunch or a two-dollar hot dog, the results are the same, toilet-wise."
Said the Maurizio Cattelan, encouraging museum-goers to use his work of art that is (we're told) a solid-gold toilet. I don't believe it actually is solid gold because the museum's conservator is talking about keeping it clean with "special wipes, like medical wipes, that don’t have any fragrance or color or oxidizers," but gold doesn't oxidize, and "The color is going to change, and we’ll probably be brightening the toilet up with polish along the way." Why would the color change if it's gold?