Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Praha
Hlavní mĕsto

Vodičkova  
(Palác Lucerna)

Kůň

Horse

David Černý
1999

Praha /  Kůň   Praha /  Kůň

Description

Sculpture showing St. Václav sitting on an upside down dead horse. It is a parody of the equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas.

Annotation

Černý never comments on the meaning and symbolism of his work, but it's safe to assume that this Václav is a reference to Václav Klaus, prime minister (1992-1998) and since 2003 president of Czech Republic.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°4'51" E 14°25'32"

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