Has the Art World Finally Crapped Out?

The Universe Juxtaposes in Strange and Unusual Ways

Toilet art

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?

Until next time…


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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