Giant sculptures by David Černý to be part of new residential project in Prague’s Karlín
Conceptual artist David Černý has a new project. His sculptures will grace a new residential building in Prague’s district of Karlín.
The state-of-the-art apartment building, called Fragment, will be “supported” by three torsos and one larger-than-life figure designed by the well-known artist.
So far, Černý has installed the foot and hand of one of the giants. The largest figure, which is roughly 25 metres tall, will be assembled in Černý’s studio and attached to the building in its entirety.
Construction of the apartment building, located right opposite the baroque Invalidovna, started last October and should be completed by the end of this year. The project, funded by the Trigema developer, was designed by the Qarta studio in cooperation with Černý.
Trigema has been cooperating with David Černý for several years now. One of their previous projects is the12-metre walking sculpture Trifot, tailored for the Czech Photo Centre Gallery, installed outside the Nové Butovice Metro Station.
There is also the Cyberdog technology and information centre at Nové Butovice station, designed by Černý together with architect Tomáš Císař. The two-storey building resembles a dog’s head and body and includes a wine bar with robotically operated service.