Gold toilet that Guggenheim offered to Trump to be displayed at home where Churchill was born

A golden toilet titled "America" designed by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan will be housed at Winston Churchill’s birthplace, according to CNN.

The artwork earned viral fame after New York's Guggenheim museum offered it to President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE instead of a famous painting he had requested for the White House.

The commode, made of solid 18-karat gold, will be installed at Blenheim Palace near Oxford, UK, the Duke of Marlborough’s residence. It will be displayed in a room adjacent to the one where the legendary British statesman was born, as part of an exhibition by Cattelan, according to the report.


"I am constantly inspired by the past and how nothing has really changed, so to show my work at Blenheim Palace -- a place full of history and humanity -- is significant to me," Cattelan said in a statement, according to the news outlet.

Catellan has said that the toilet is intended as a commentary on excess wealth, telling the Washington Post in 2018 that “whatever you eat, a two-hundred-dollar lunch or a two-dollar hot dog, the results are the same, toilet-wise.”

The exhibition is set to run from September 12 to October 27.

"His work can make us laugh and quake in turn, with its acerbic comments on the world we live in. I believe that his wry wit, stoicism and fantastical vision are exactly what we need in these times of global flux and uncertainty," Edward Spencer-Churchill, the current Duke of Marlborough's half-brother and founder of the Blenheim Art Foundation, said in a statement, according to CNN.

The Guggenheim Museum reportedly offered the toilet to the White House in January 2018 after declining a request from Trump and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpEx-Melania Trump adviser raised concerns of excessive inauguration spending weeks before events: CNN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump moves green cards, citizenship away from poor, low-skilled White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations MORE to borrow Vincent Van Gogh’s “Landscape With Snow.” Catellan reportedly said he wanted to offer the toilet to the White House “for a long-term loan,” according to curator Nancy Spector.

Trump is a longtime admirer of Churchill, replacing a bust in the Oval Office after his inauguration that been moved to the White House residence by President Obama in 2009. Last November, Churchill’s grandson Nicholas Soames lambasted Trump for canceling a cemetery visit in France to commemorate Armistice Day due to inclement weather.