Piss (Černý)

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Piss
Czech: Čůrající postavy
Kafka Museum - panoramio (2).jpg
The sculpture in 2015
Piss is located in Central Prague
Piss
Piss
Location in Prague
ArtistDavid Černý
Year2004 (2004)
Dimensions210 cm (83 in)
LocationPrague, Czech Republic
Coordinates50°5′17.14″N 14°24′36.88″E / 50.0880944°N 14.4102444°E / 50.0880944; 14.4102444Coordinates: 50°5′17.14″N 14°24′36.88″E / 50.0880944°N 14.4102444°E / 50.0880944; 14.4102444

Piss (Czech: Čůrající postavy) is an outdoor 2004 sculpture and fountain by Czech artist David Černý, installed outside the Franz Kafka Museum in Malá Strana, Prague, Czech Republic.[1][2]

Description[edit]

The fountain's basin is made of bronze and shaped like the Czech Republic. Standing in the fountain, opposite one another, are mechanical statues of men, standing 210 centimetres (6 ft 11 in) tall with bronze penises, urinating.[3] Visitors to the area can command the men to write messages into the water via SMS.[1][4][5]

Reception[edit]

The Prague Post ranked Piss number one in their article, "Top 10 strangest statues in Prague", in which Ada von Kayser described the work as "both controversial and amusing".[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c von Kayser, Ada (29 March 2014). "Top 10 strangest statues in Prague". The Prague Post. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  2. ^ "David Černý věnuje politikům fontánu z penisů". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 14 October 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Čůrající postavy". Prague.eu (in Czech). n.d. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  4. ^ Pickering, Mark (10 August 2012). "A David Cerny sculpture walk in Prague". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ Holmes, Natalie (18 February 2014). "You Haven't Seen Prague Until You've Seen These Sculptures". Condé Nast Traveler. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

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