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.

do you come here often

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 Comments Add yours

  1. BeckyB says:

    Hilarious . . . even more so that they gyrate too! Love it 🙂

  2. This would have to be a fountain to top all fountains. Thanks for a Friday afternoon smile!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Glad it made you smile 🙂

  3. restlessjo says:

    I rather think you may have won this challenge! 🙂 🙂 But how incredibly ingenious!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Shame there are no prizes 😉

    1. Heyjude says:

      It made me smile, though to be fair I wasn’t sure what it was about until I ‘Googled’ it.

  4. Bwahaha That fountain must have elicited many a smile and a few guffaws too. 🙂

  5. It most definitely earns a prize of some kind — but the question is, what kind? Hilarious.

    I just discovered your site as a result of seeing your comments on Gilly’s site. Great title for you blog, and a lovely header photo.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, thank you Sandra and thanks for the visit 🙂

  6. Debra says:

    How can you fail to smile at this most untypical fountain! I particularly enjoy the aspect that the map of Poland is the direct object of so-called “piss.” Gotta love the humor there!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s by Černý and it is the Czech Republic – say no more!

  7. polianthus says:

    Ohh this one takes the cake, while also taking th p*** – excellent, made me smile, and they even waggle their penises for you, how clever, what a brilliant interactive piece of art, love it Jude! Happy travels Poli

    1. >”this one takes the cake, while also taking the p***”
      I wish I’d thought of that comment, that’s brilliant!

  8. LOL! I admire a civic council that can approve a fountain like that. Far too daring for most places!

    1. Heyjude says:

      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!

  9. Oh that’s hilarious! Definitely the most unusual fountain I’ve seen (and interactive!).

  10. findingnyc says:

    I love it when artists incorporate their sense of humor into their work. So fun!

  11. Hahaha, I love that they actually spell out messages as well as peeing!

  12. That’s crazy! I want to go there!

Likes are nice, but comments spark a conversation...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s