Wandering through the streets of Prague, you will come across some of David Černý’s sculptures.
David Černý is a Czech sculptor born in Prague in 1967. Rebellious and controversial, his sculptures are thought provoking.
This is St Wenceslas, patron saint of Bohemia, on his horse, which is hanging upside down. It is located in the Palác Lucerna, a cultural center near St Wenceslas square. The original, “normal” version of the statue of St Wenceslas on a regular, standing horse can be seen on the square.
Another sculpture of Černý is the “Man hanging out”, on the intersection of Betlémské náměstí and Husova street.
The man hanging out is a sculpture of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.
A sculpture of writer Franz Kafka is located near Národní třída metro station.
The sculpture consists of multiple reflective layers that rotate.
Two statues peeing into a pond shaped like the Czech Republic, are located outside the Franz Kafka Museum.
Their hips rotate and their, ahem, “peeing devices” move, thus writing words on the surface of the little pond.
Another creation by Černý is the installation of fiberglass babies on the Žižkov TV Tower.
The Žižkov TV Tower was built between 1985 and 1992 in the Communist era. The babies were added in 2000 as a temporary installation but are now permanent.
These and more of David Černý’s creations can be seen around Prague.