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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.

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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.

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  • Statue of Kafka
  • Spálená 22
  • 11000 Praha 1