The streets may be paved with gold in heaven but in New York, it's a gold toilet providing creature comfort --- and an eyeful for visitors to the city's Guggenheim museum.
The working toilet, cast in brightly gleaming gold, has been installed in a fourth-floor bathroom for the private use of the public, taking the notion of an intimate setting for art to a new level.
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The installation, "America," is the first piece that Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has exhibited since his 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim.
Starting Friday, it can be used as if an ordinary unisex toilet by the museum's visitors, Katherine Brinson, curator of contemporary art at the museum, told AFP.
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