Where to find the work of David Černý
David Černý is the Czech Republic’s most notorious sculptor and artist. Here is a brief guide to Černý’s artwork in chronological order with a map showing where to find them.
Pink Tank (1991)
The Soviet Tank Monument, commemorating the Soviet liberation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, was painted pink by Černý. The tank reminded him of the Soviet occupation that ended the Prague Spring in 1968. The tank is apparently still painted pink but we didn’t see this one when we were in Prague.
Location: Military Museum Lešany.
Man Hanging Out (1996)
Said to be Sigmund Freud contemplating his fate whilst dangling from the rooftop.
Location: Husova and Skořepka street near Old Town Square.
Saint Wenceslas (1999)
Around the corner from Prague’s famous Saint Wenceslas statue, inside the Lucerna atrium, find Černý’s version.
Location: Lucerna Palace atrium, Štěpánská 61, Prague 1
Babies, Žižkov Tower (2001)
The Žižkov Television Tower, worth a look on its own has ten gigantic babies.
Location: Žižkov Television Tower, Mahlerovy sady 1, Prague 3
Location: U Sovových mlýnů 2, Prague 1
Climb up the backside of a statue and watch a video of Czech politicians. Something tells us that politicians aren’t loved much by Černý.
Location: Futura Gallery, Holečkova 49, Prague 5
Text your message to this sculpture of two men peeing on the Czech Republic (Czechia) and the bronze chaps will apparently spell it out with their pee (although it seemed to be broken when we visited).
The embryo can be found glowing / emanating from a drainpipe on the corner of the Divadlo Na Zábradlí theatre. It was created to coincide with the theatre’s 50th anniversary.
Location: Divadlo na zábradlí, Anenské náměstí 5, Prague 1
Map of where to find the work of David Černý
Exploring outside of Prague, try Kutna Hora