Head of Franz Kafka

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Head of Franz Kafka
Czech: Hlava Franze Kafky
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The sculpture in 2014
ArtistDavid Černý
SubjectFranz Kafka
LocationPrague, Czech Republic
Coordinates50°04′55″N 14°25′16″E / 50.082°N 14.421°E / 50.082; 14.421Coordinates: 50°04′55″N 14°25′16″E / 50.082°N 14.421°E / 50.082; 14.421

The Head of Franz Kafka (Czech: Hlava Franze Kafky), also known as the Statue of Kafka,[1] is an outdoor sculpture by David Černý depicting Bohemian German-language writer Franz Kafka, installed outside the Quadrio shopping centre in Prague, Czech Republic.[2][3][4] The kinetic sculpture is 11 metres tall and made of 42 rotating panels.[5] Each layer is mechanized and rotates individually.[6]

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  1. ^ "Statue of Kafka". Prague.eu. 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  2. ^ "Zraky kolemjdoucích přitahuje unikátní pohyblivá hlava od Davida Černého –". Novinky.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  3. ^ "Hlava Franze Kafky v Praze u Národní třídy | Drobné památky". Drobnepamatky.cz (in Czech). 50.081504; 14.420656. Retrieved 2017-04-05.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. ^ "Kafkovu sochu pro komplex na Národní třídě vyrobil David Černý | Hospodářské noviny (IHNED.cz)". Art.ihned.cz (in Czech). 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  5. ^ "Franz Kafka Statue | Shopping center Quadrio". Quadrio.cz. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  6. ^ "Franz Kafka's Spinning Head in Downtown Prague". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 2019-06-17.

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