Landscape With Snow | Guggenheim

And here’s the painting the White House wished to borrow, van Gogh’s Paysage enneigé (Landscape with Snow). The yellows are not gold, I assume.

Disillusioned with Parisian artists’ café society and the oppressive gloom of the urban winter, Vincent van Gogh left Paris in mid-February 1888 to find rejuvenation in the healthy atmosphere of sun-drenched Arles. When he stepped off the train in the southern city, however, he was confronted by a snowy landscape, the result of a record cold spell. Undaunted, Van Gogh painted Landscape with Snow around February 24, when the snow had mostly melted, just prior to a new inundation.

Source: Landscape With Snow | Guggenheim

White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but Guggenheim offers gold toilet instead | The Guardian

Ha ha, this was a good one. Not only for obvious reasons but also because it would so well correspond to Trump’s upstart glitter aesthetics.

The Guggenheim Museum has reportedly turned down a White House request to borrow a Van Gogh painting, and has instead offered the Trump administration the use of a golden toilet.

The White House had asked the Guggenheim, based in New York, to borrow Landscape With Snow, Van Gogh’s 1888 work depicting a man and a dog walking through a field.

Source: White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but Guggenheim offers gold toilet instead | US news | The Guardian