Giant dog statue by František Skála unveiled on Prague embankment

Giant dog statue by František Skála

A huge statue of a dog, created by the leading Czech artist František Skála, was unveiled on Prague’s embankment on Thursday. The seven meters long animal, made out of wire, will be on display at the Náplavka for two weeks.

After that, it will be shipped to Dresden to become part of an exhibition within the so-called Czech Season, a major cultural project promoting Czech art.

The show, curated by former National Gallery director Jiří Fajt, got underway in the Saxon capital at the end of June. It is organised by the Dresden State Art Collections, in cooperation with the Czech-German Future Fund.

The giant dog is to be unveiled on the Elbe promenade in Dresden on 30 September as part of an exhibition called All the Power of Imagination!, which will include works by 25 contemporary Czech artists as well as classical modernism from the first decades of the 20th century.