Friday Fountain Challenge: September

Returning to Prague, this has to be one of the funniest fountains ever seen. The peeing fountain can be found in front of the Franz Kafka museum.

Called Proudy, the peeing statues made of bronze was finished in 2004 by the famous (and oftentimes controversial) artist David Černý, the same one who made the crawling babies.

There is more to these men than simply looking like they’re peeing in a pool shaped like the country. Not only do they move realistically with an electric mechanism driven by a couple microprocessors, but they are actually writing out quotes from famous Prague residents with the streams of water.

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Affectionately titled, “Piss”, it features two gyrating, mechanical men urinating on a map of the Czech Republic. Text a personal message to the number next to the exhibit and these chaps will happily waggle their bronze penises around to spell it out for you.

If you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to Polianthus for the rules

This month she is looking for fun fountains. I’m sure she would love to see you.

24 thoughts on “Friday Fountain Challenge: September

    • To be fair it is more of a sculpture than a fountain, but since water flows… and it is in the grounds of the museum. Černý is quite a controversial character!

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