Opere di David Cerny
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The area
Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • national Ave • 1 min walk
  • bridge • 4 min walk
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Dovla2014
Rovinj, Croatia174 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
We decided to find and visit majority of his sculptures .. Started at Wenseslas square (inside Lucerna Passage- Wenceslas riding horse upside down). Then we went towards Old town square and on the way there is Sigmund Freud hanging out from one of the buildings. Continued over Charles bridge and immediately after crossing turned right to Franz Kafka museum - there is pissing fountain. Then went on the left side of Charles bridge and foiund the Babies monument.. After babies you are close to the Memorial of communism victims (so you can take a look)-it is close to Petrin hil funicular. After that continue for some 15 min walk and you get to one of his top sculptures called Futura (you have to enter one building - ring a bell- and then you pass to a hidden courtyard where the monument is). This is perfect if you like this type of urban art (we missed only the trabant monument - that is close to German embassy)., Pls check the link.. it shows all.. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/aug/10/david-cerny-sculpture-walk-prague-city-break
Written June 27, 2015
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Alfonso G
La Paz, Bolivia1,045 contributions
Nov 2012 • Solo
David Cerny is one of the best-known Czech sculptors. Because of his monumental installations he is considered an irreverent and provoking artist. You can find five or six of his public works in Prague. You will certainly see them, even if you are not aware who the author is. I can help with this checklist: a) You can see four huge suspended "Guns" and "Saddam in a shark tank" at the AMoYA (Karlova 2, very close to Charles Bridge); b) "Babies" at Kampa Park, just outside the art museum (a great gallery to see modern art); c) "Pissing men" at the former brick factory in Hergetova Cihelna, just ourside of the Kafka Museum; d) the "Wenceslas horse" at the Lucerna Film Theatre, (Vodičkova 36), and e) the "Brownnoser" at the Futura Gallery (if you ever find it open...) at Holeckova 49, in Mala Strana.
Written November 17, 2012
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
At first, I did not like the large black babies placed on the grass in Kampa park.
They looked slightly odd and seemed out of place. I did not know then how famous and popular the artist was.
His other works are displayed all around Prague and always seem to be somewhat shockingly out off place . ... and that of course is the whole idea.

The babies crawling up the Zizkov Tower, the hanging man, the upside down horse and the very popular peeing men....

Modern art throughout Prague - can be seen for free...
Like it or not ...
Written May 20, 2015
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
David Cerny's art is in public spaces all over Prague.
It is controversial, amusing and sometimes offensive.

I am still not crazy about the huge crawling babies on Kampa. I don't see much humor there, and they take up space on a nice grassy spot.
On our last visit in Prague we visited Oblaca restaurant and saw the other crawling babies. I did not mind them there,they are really high up and make the ugly tower more interesting.

I learned that Cerny, in 1991 - still a student at the time, painted Soviet tank Memorial - pink. The tank stood on Arbes Square for years, leftover from the liberation of Czechoslovakia at the end of WWII. Painted pink - that seemed pretty funny to me at the time - until it disappeared.

The Peeing Men statue by the Kafka Museum - is funny too. The fact that it is interactive, is clever too.

The Upside down Horse and the King statue is interesting, left to interpretation.

The statue of Sigmund Freud hanging by one hand of the building and the frail looking girl sitting high up on another building have the desired shock value...

I still don't always like the placement of his work in public spaces, especially the large shiny metal structures in mostly residential areas.

We did not get to see his controversial statue and political satire Brown- Nosing.
Maybe next time...

Art in public places ...free of charge for all...
Written August 17, 2016
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Mauricio C
Akersberga, Sweden144 contributions
Apr 2016
David Cerny is famous for his provocative art and sculptures exposed in and around Prague. His controversial production leaves no one indifferent. Cerny's avant-garde art is incredibly provocative with a great sense of humour and he is not afraid of pissing people off.
There is some organised tour to see this works but if you like to be fit and have a great time searching for this sculptures I highly recommended.
Written April 2, 2016
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Tiziana
Varese, Italy78 contributions
Apr 2017
We just come across those art installations Nu chance and we have been astonished, and decided to visit the museum
Written April 19, 2017
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Gary M
Mission Viejo, CA712 contributions
Jul 2015 • Business
I saw the Horse Hanging Upside in the Lucerna Palace on my original trip to Prague in 2006 not knowing any of its history. On a recent visit I saw a couple of Cerny's other sculptures and wish I had had the time to visit them all.

I asked a guide on a city tour about one of his sculptures and whether it was a comment about the past or present Czech Prime Minister and he just shrugged his shoulders and said Czechs don't particularly like any politician.

One evening while our group (generally conservative US business owners and their guests) was being guided to the Kampa Park Restaurant which is just around the corner I asked the guide why he didn't take us by the Kafka Museum and the "fountain?" He just chuckled and motioned whether I meant the Pissing Fountain.

The pissing fountain doesn't seem a place for young children but many parents were showing there kids who were washing their hands and several women were drinking from the fountain. Use you imagination when you look at the photos.

Some of the sculptures are definitely not for everyone but they are interesting.
Written September 22, 2015
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Si-Piercy
Chester, UK176 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
Dotted around the city are pieces of David Cerny's art. He has got giant crawling babies in Kampa Park and also on Zizkov TV tower. We also seen the Kafka statue, which is located just off Wencealas Square. The pieces are very good, even if a little strange!!
Written February 14, 2016
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Brenton K
Adelaide, Australia1,221 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
David Cerny has done some great things around Prague. Try to see as many as you can as to me they are all worth seeing, especially the moving head
Written September 4, 2015
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John F
Lexington, KY4,305 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
These sculptures are all over Prague, some in very public places and others in private buildings. He is obviously a brilliant, edgy artist, and these were some of the highlights of our trip!
Written May 13, 2015
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