Sit on This! The Guggenheim Basks in the Reflected Glory of Its Golden Riposte to Trump’s Van Gogh Request

A White House request for an art loan last year went straight down the toilet.

Guggenheim Museum artistic director and chief curator Nancy Spector has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump’s administration on social media. So when a request to borrow a Van Gogh canvas came in from the White House, she took a page from The Art of the Deal and made a counteroffer.

On September 15, Spector emailed Donna Hayashi Smith of the White House’s Office of the Curator with a suggestion of an artwork that might be a better fit for the Trump White House, reports theWashington Post: No, you can’t have Van Gogh’sLandscape With Snow(1888). How about America(2017) instead?

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Chris Alexakisgovernment, art