Category: Art

Under police escort, Venus of Dolni Vestonice is transported from Brno to Olomouc’s Vlastivedne muzeum (Regional Museum), where it will go on display for first time in five years; Stone Age statuette is one of world’s oldest known ceramic artifacts (Aktualne) [Social Media Post] 0

Under police escort, Venus of Dolni Vestonice is transported from Brno to Olomouc’s Vlastivedne muzeum (Regional Museum), where it will go on display for first time in five years; Stone Age statuette is one of world’s oldest known ceramic artifacts (Aktualne) [Social Media Post]

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Mystery artist attaching giant clogs to trees in the Moravian-Silesian Region’s environmentally protected CHKO Jeseniky area; park officials use Facebook to ask him/her to collect the ones they’ve removed; if caught in the act, perpetrator faces 10,000-crown fine (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Mystery artist attaching giant clogs to trees in the Moravian-Silesian Region’s environmentally protected CHKO Jeseniky area; park officials use Facebook to ask him/her to collect the ones they’ve removed; if caught in the act, perpetrator faces 10,000-crown fine (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Plzen residents criticize graffiti tribute to Karel Gott on social media for poor likeness to legendary singer; unofficial artwork has since been painted over by persons unknown (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Plzen residents criticize graffiti tribute to Karel Gott on social media for poor likeness to legendary singer; unofficial artwork has since been painted over by persons unknown (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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26-year-old British tourist fined 10,000 crowns for balancing dildo on head of statue on Jan Hus monument on Old Town Square; perpetrator tracked on CCTV to hotel on Mala Stupartska street, Prague 1-Stare Mesto (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] *corrected* 0

26-year-old British tourist fined 10,000 crowns for balancing dildo on head of statue on Jan Hus monument on Old Town Square; perpetrator tracked on CCTV to hotel on Mala Stupartska street, Prague 1-Stare Mesto (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] *corrected*

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Oskar Kokoschka painting of view from Old Town’s Klaster krizovniku (Knights of the Cross monastery) breaks Czech auction record for work of art, fetching 78.5 million crowns in Prague (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post] 0

Oskar Kokoschka painting of view from Old Town’s Klaster krizovniku (Knights of the Cross monastery) breaks Czech auction record for work of art, fetching 78.5 million crowns in Prague (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post]

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French artist Denis Defrancesco’s “King Kong Balls” sculpture outside Old Town’s InterContinental hotel becomes big hit with tourists – but shiny-testicled gorilla, part of this year’s (2019’s) Sculpture Line festival, is set to leave Prague by Christmas (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

French artist Denis Defrancesco’s “King Kong Balls” sculpture outside Old Town’s InterContinental hotel becomes big hit with tourists – but shiny-testicled gorilla, part of this year’s (2019’s) Sculpture Line festival, is set to leave Prague by Christmas (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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City of Prague to return Alfons Mucha’s “Slav Epic” to old home in Moravsky Krumlov, South Moravia, if new permanent home isn’t found in capital within five years (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

City of Prague to return Alfons Mucha’s “Slav Epic” to old home in Moravsky Krumlov, South Moravia, if new permanent home isn’t found in capital within five years (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Property developer Trigema reveals plans to build “sinking ship” skyscraper near Nove Butovice metro station, Prague 5-Stodulky; unusual design is work of artist David Cerny and architect Tomas Cisar, and would be Czech Republic’s tallest building (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Property developer Trigema reveals plans to build “sinking ship” skyscraper near Nove Butovice metro station, Prague 5-Stodulky; unusual design is work of artist David Cerny and architect Tomas Cisar, and would be Czech Republic’s tallest building (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Richard Vyskovsky, creator of ingenious paper models for Czech children’s magazine ABC, dies at the age of 90 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Richard Vyskovsky, creator of ingenious paper models for Czech children’s magazine ABC, dies at the age of 90 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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MiG-21 jet fighter buried by British artist Roger Hiorns in Dolni Brezany, Praha-zapad, Central Bohemia in 2017 is “exhumed”; Galerie Rudolfinum-backed “funeral” by laser research centre was supposed to symbolise passing of a technological era (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

MiG-21 jet fighter buried by British artist Roger Hiorns in Dolni Brezany, Praha-zapad, Central Bohemia in 2017 is “exhumed”; Galerie Rudolfinum-backed “funeral” by laser research centre was supposed to symbolise passing of a technological era (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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