"Man Hanging Out" / "Zavešený muž" (Prague)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Quick Description: You can find funny "Man Hanging Out" (In Czech: Zavešený muž) sculpture by enfant terrible of the Czech art-world David Cerný at the intersection of Husova and Skorepka streets in Prague's Old Town.
Location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 6/2/2009 11:00:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM6GT1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

A statue of "Man hanging" out was created by David Cerný - an exceptional sculptor, occasional actor and painter, passionate novice aviator known both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

David Cerný created it in 1996 and it’s situated in at the intersection of Husova and Skorepka streets in Prague's Old Town. This sculpture was so popular, that it was exhibited not only in Prague, but also in London, Berlin, Rotterdam and Chicago.

Sigmund Freud, the famous psychoanalyst born in Freiberg, Moravia, which is now part of the Czech Republic, is depicted in this statue form expressing the human condition related to our need to consciously make the decision to live life or to let go. David Cerný uses the image of Sigmund Freud in this shocking position to communicate his own questions about the status quo. During exhibitions in many places all over the world, public at first was surprised to see a body hanging out from such height and police and fire departments were also confused, however it had a big success everywhere.

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Man Hanging Out

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: David Cerný

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1996

Materials used: glass fibre laminate

Location: http://www.davidcerny.cz/start.html

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