Czech Artist David Černý Unveils his Latest Sculpture this Weekend

The provocateur revealed his latest, a robotic art thief that moves across the ledge of a museum, in Olomouc this weekend

Saturday saw the annual Olomouc Museum Night commence with a highly anticipated opening ceremony in front of its Museum of Modern Art.

This year the event was attended by artist David Černý who revealed his latest work, a mechanical moving sculpture, that dangles from the museum facade, slowly creeping along its ledge.

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Entitled “Thief,” (in Czech Lupič) the sculpture features a typical Černý flourish, a distorted face poking out of the robber’s sack.

The work depicts an art thief attempting to heist a sculpture by fellow artist Karel Nepraš; the statue also speaks, panting and cursing. The voice is supplied by musician David Koller.

For additional photos of the opening and a behind-the-scenes look at the installation see the Muzeum umění Olomouc Facebook page.

Photo:  Muzeum umění Olomouc / FB
Photo: Muzeum umění Olomouc / FB

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