David Cerny is a well-known sculptor in the Czech Republic whose work is as unusual as it is delightful.
The sculpture above, located in front of the Kafka Museum in Prague, is known locally as the “Pissing Statue”. Those two figures, modeled after prominent politicians, are pissing into a pool whose shape matches that of the Czech Republic. They don’t simply stand motionless however, they turn left and right at the waist to ensure they spray down every corner of their country. Previously, you could send a text message to the statue and the figures would spell out your message in piss. Sadly, this is no longer possible.
Below, is Cerny’s statue of Sigmund Freud, hanging by one hand high above a street in Prague’s Old Town.
THIS is how you make engaging public art, kids. Cities take note! Bad art happens.