Posting a picture I shot of the below Michal Trpák umbrella man last year, I’m ashamed to admit that I completely ignored the above lady, hanging practically next to him – as well as the fly on the wall.

Unless, of course, she decided to join her fellow umbrella user, some time between last summer and two weeks ago. You never know.

Umbrella man, Michal Trpák.

K for kultura

As far as I remember I promised more art by Czech artist David Černý, so here goes, starting with the massive, 11 metres tall, 39 tons heavy Franz Kafka “bust”, consisting of 42 motorised, movable panels, which unfortunately didn’t move when we visited, so stole this YouTube clip:

I did, however, manage to shoot this, the other day, in the Franz Kafka museum courtyard, named Proudy:

Please notice how the two gentlemen not only appear to be urinating on the map of the Czech republic, but also seem to write something on it (what ever it may be).

There are, of course, other Černý works to be seen, but seeing as we were here to enjoy ourselves we really didn’t mind. We did, however, stumble across this bloke, sculpted by Michal Trpák, evidently:

And, of course, Franz Kafka, once more, sitting on the shoulders of someone he (or his protagonist?) met in an early short story, Description of struggle:

This bronze sculpture by Czech sculptor Jaroslav Róna stands between Prague’s Church of the Holy Spirit and its Spanish Synagogue, in the city’s Jewish quarter.

K for Kultura – or Kafka, if you will.