Havel’s gift to American president to go on view

A portrait of Barack Obama given to the US president during his recent visit to the Czech Republic will temporarily go on display at a Prague gallery. The portrait, by Spanish artist Jose-Maria Cano, was given to Mr Obama by former Czech president Václav Havel. Mr Obama visited Prague on April 4 and 5, giving a keynote speech on nuclear disarmament just outside Prague Castle. He then met privately with Mr Havel shortly before his departure. The gift by Mr Havel will go on display at the DOX gallery until April 22, after which it will be sent on to Washington.

Author: Jan Velinger