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I've started...now i'll finish

By danbrann  
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.

Tags: Prague David cerny Humour and fun

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woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:56AM
Having read your description I now think the installation is battier than ever!
Bill

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
4 Jan 2013 9:00AM
Another amazing, and very weird, sculpture, Dan, you certainly seem to find the most controversial pieces of 'artwork' Wink. Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1494 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:16AM
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
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:21AM
Cool story - nice one.
I wonder if this metal mickey freezes in winter?

Dougie
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
4 Jan 2013 10:21AM
Just when you think you've seen or heard it all.....

Dave
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
4 Jan 2013 10:41AM
What larks! But is it art? Grin
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 10:42AM
A wonderfully interesting and informative foreword Danny, as for the image, well that is something to dowse many a flame.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
4 Jan 2013 10:51AM
I wonder who the model for these was
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
4 Jan 2013 11:02AM
Why do you think I spent so much time in Prague John.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
4 Jan 2013 12:05PM
Interesting image and story to go with it Dan.

Ken
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 12:52PM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile smiles all round for this one danny nice one Wink
andy
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
4 Jan 2013 4:24PM
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinA great one
Netta
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 5:54PM
There's nothing left to say, Danny!

David
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:54PM
Loved to hear that these statues and their privates move! Hilarious! Smile
Ann
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:46PM
Not a lot left to say...Smile
but what a mind that put that all together
and well done Danny on the shot
Lillian
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
4 Jan 2013 11:12PM

Quote:Not a lot left to say

but I enjoyed all the quotes.
Joan
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
5 Jan 2013 8:23AM
Splendid image Danny.

All the very best for 2013.

Albert
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
6 Jan 2013 4:23PM
Fun indeed

Peter
Humblebee 4 1 England
6 Jan 2013 6:00PM
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
13 Jan 2013 3:58PM
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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