Statue of Kafka
The 42 mobile tiers of this eleven-metre-tall sculpture align to form the face of the famous Czech writer Franz Kafka. This 39-ton bust by artist David Černý dates from November 2014 and stands just by the Quadrio business centre, directly above the Národní třída metro station.
The work complements Černý’s statue entitled Metalmorphosis, situated in the USA in North Carolina, made of 24 tons of stainless steel sheet and divided into forty-two tiers, which, driven by a motor and a kilometre of cables rotate independently of one another.
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) – the Prague-born and based German-language writer of Jewish origin, one of the most influential and appreciated writers of the 20th century.