Friday, Sep. 11, 2009

8. David Cerny's Public Sculptures

The country's most famous sculptor has a knack for simultaneously amusing and offending the public. Many of his weird and controversial sculptures remain on display throughout the city, including Babies (10 enormous and rather creepy infants that crawl up the Zizkov Television Tower), Brownnosers (visitors climb ladders and peer into the backsides of two oversized statues outside the Futura Gallery to see videos of an actor resembling President Vaclav Klaus eating baby food) and Piss (two male figures that urinate in a puddle, spelling out quotations from Czech literature).