Yarn bomber strikes Guggenheim Museum, enrobing toilet in golden yarn

Hyperallergic reports that a prankster festooned a Guggenheim Museum toilet with gold yarn, an apparent response to the 2016 gold toilet installation at the same museum (above).

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A guerrilla intervention in the @Guggenheim Museum’s fourth floor bathroom (photo by Ruat Caelum) // On Saturday, an otherwise unremarkable bathroom in the Guggenheim Museum saw an artistic intervention whereby the currently installed, stock white toilet was completely enveloped in coarse, glimmering gold yarn. The bathroom in question was previously and rather infamously activated by #MaurizioCattelan’s gold toilet (“America,” 2016, swipe for image 📲). While that work stayed in place for a full year, Saturday’s unsanctioned intervention remained in place for roughly two hours. Link 🔗 to article in on our profile page.

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Renegade knitters and art scenesters alike suspect this is the work of "Polish fiber and knitwear artist, Olek."

Someone Yarn-Bombed a Guggenheim Museum Toilet with Gold Crochet (Hyperallergic)

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