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Coin code coin_number:31169-731
Value:1 pc
Coin type:silver
Group code:Medals
Material:Ag 999 / 1000
Diameter:50 mm
Thickness:0 mm
Weight:42 g
Edge:plain number
Circulation:200 ks
Minted:200 ks
Engraving adjustments:Unknown author
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A cycle of commemorative medals of the Czech Mint the Art for Václav Havel has reached its end. None other, than David Černý, the controversial world famous sculptor and provocateur, can conclude it. On the silver medal he decided to transfer his decadent sculpture with a motif of our first president - Saint Wenceslas. The name "Always in a bad mood" to this day refers to a remembered statement of Václav Havel, which is now as current as it was in 1997. Černý’s art works are irritating, offering a provocation and conflict, with a traditional art, that is serious, noble and approved. In this case it is a paraphrase of the famous equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas standing on Wenceslas Square. "The horse has died on the national symbol  - this is no sadism, but deconstruction"  says David Černý about the statue from 1999, which takes the form of a dead horse tied at the hooves and hanging upside down, Saint Wenceslas sitting on its belly. What inspired its emergence? Perhaps the shock of the absurdity and senselessness of our century, which is stronger than the shock of seeing the national patron sitting on a dead mare. On the preparation of the medal with David Černý cooperated an experienced medal maker MgA. Martin Dašek. The obverse side offers a view of the absurd statue accompanied by Černý’s signature and the statement STÁLE BLBÁ NÁLADA. The reverse side belongs to the so-called Prague Crossroad. It is a place of diverse cultural, social and religious meetings, which originated in the church of St. Anne at the initiative of Václav Havel, whose great desire was a complete reconstruction. The proceeds from the sale of these medals will receive the Foundation of Dagmar and Václav Havel VIZE 97. Do not hesitate with the extension of your art collections - the first 200 pieces of silver medals will be hand numbered on the edge.
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