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David Cerny (born December 15, 1967 in Prague) is a Czech sculptor whose works can be seen in many locations in Prague. His works tend to be controversial. He gained notoriety in 1991 by painting a Soviet tank pink that served as a war memorial in central Prague. As the Monument to Soviet tank crews was still a national cultural monument at that time, his act of civil disobedience was considered “hooliganism” and he was briefly arrested.” ”The idea is disarmingly simple. Two bronze sculptures pee into their oddly-shaped enclosure (Update: actually it’s the shape of the Czech Republic – thanks Cirrat).
While they are peeing, the two figures move realistically. An electric mechanism driven by a couple of microprocessors swivels the upper part of the body, while the penis goes up and down. The stream of water writes quotes from famous Prague residents.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Dec 2007 - 10:52 AM
Focal Length:73mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:I've started...now i'll finish
Username:danbrann danbrann
Uploaded:4 Jan 2013 - 8:50 AM
Tags:David cerny, Humour / fun, Prague
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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:56 AM

Having read your description I now think the installation is battier than ever!
Bill

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:00 AM

Another amazing, and very weird, sculpture, Dan, you certainly seem to find the most controversial pieces of 'artwork' Wink. Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:16 AM

WE HAVE GOT TO GO BACK TO PRAGUE!!! To think that I missed this on two visits. I have heard a lot about it, but didn't know the bit about the shape of the enclosure.
Thank you, Danny.
Moira

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53469 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

Cool story - nice one.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:33 AM

I wonder if this metal mickey freezes in winter?

Dougie

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:21 AM

Just when you think you've seen or heard it all.....

Dave

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53998 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:41 AM

What larks! But is it art? Grin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32357 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:42 AM

A wonderfully interesting and informative foreword Danny, as for the image, well that is something to dowse many a flame.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:51 AM

I wonder who the model for these was

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 11:02 AM

Why do you think I spent so much time in Prague John.

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franken
franken e2 Member 112922 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 12:05 PM

Interesting image and story to go with it Dan.

Ken

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 12:52 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile smiles all round for this one danny nice one Wink
andy

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2110 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 4:24 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinA great one
Netta

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 5:54 PM

There's nothing left to say, Danny!

David

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 6:54 PM

Loved to hear that these statues and their privates move! Hilarious! Smile
Ann

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:46 PM

Not a lot left to say...Smile
but what a mind that put that all together
and well done Danny on the shot
Lillian

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 11:12 PM


Quote: Not a lot left to say

but I enjoyed all the quotes.
Joan

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:23 AM

Splendid image Danny.

All the very best for 2013.

Albert

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Jan 2013 - 4:23 PM

Fun indeed

Peter

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Humblebee
Humblebee  1 England
6 Jan 2013 - 6:00 PM

Weirdly Innovative ! But very clever and imaginative. Well found and captured Dan, and I have to say that together with your excellent forward, it made me smile ... Carol Grin

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:58 PM

Yes, and the two of them are located in the courtyard of the Kafka museum. Had some fun with them, too. Smile
Johanna

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