Piss (Černý)

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Piss
Czech: Čůrající postavy
Praag, Tsjechië Aug 19, 2019 03-27-13 PM.jpeg
The sculpture in 2019
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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "David Černý věnuje politikům fontánu z penisů". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 14 October 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Čůrající postavy". Prague.eu (in Czech). n.d. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Pickering, Mark (10 August 2012). "A David Cerny sculpture walk in Prague". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Holmes, Natalie (18 February 2014). "You Haven't Seen Prague Until You've Seen These Sculptures". Condé Nast Traveler. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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