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March 3, 2015 8:44 AM   Subscribe

A Tour of David Černý's Prague. David Černý is shaping Prague’s personality - one sculpture at a time. (previously)
posted by bq (5 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I were in Prague last fall and saw a bunch of these (we didn't even realize Embryo was one of his). "Piss" in particular was a highlight; watching people look at it was at least as good as the sculpture itself.
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:59 AM on March 3, 2015

I saw Piss outside the Kafka museum while wandering around at night, slightly drunk, and I was entertained but puzzled. I looked up the sculpture the next day, and tried to see as many of these as I could. I especially loved the looming yet disorienting presence of the inverted horse.

They definitely help make what seems like an old, static European capital feel much more energetic and plugged in.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 9:10 AM on March 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

I love this, the esprit de corpus! A great city, to enjoy this artist's works. It isn't often artists succeed with body humor art.
posted by Oyéah at 9:32 AM on March 3, 2015

boy that previously thread goes in a weird direction
posted by ostro at 10:34 AM on March 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

I went to Prague for a vacation two years ago, almost entirely to see the Žižkov Television Tower, but I kept seeing David Černý's work around the city, really liking it, then finding out, again, that it was him. Especially Horse, which came as a surprise when wandering through the Lucerne Passage, an enclosed shopping street.
posted by frimble at 12:55 PM on March 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

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