The iconic Lennon Wall in Prague’s Kampa is one of the most visited sites in the Czech capital. Now a Czech artist has taken this symbol of resistance to Paris within celebrations of the Czech EU presidency.
People walking past the Pantheon in Paris on Thursday were treated to a surprising sight: an inflatable copy of Prague’s famous Lennon Wall with its most recent murals created by 27 artists from across the European Union and two special guests from Ukraine and Norway.
The man behind the project, titled “Wall of Freedom and Energy”, is Czech artist Pavel Štastný. Štastný says Prague’s Lennon Wall – a symbol of resistance to oppression in the communist years – seemed like the perfect platform to portray the ideas and values uniting the EU in the present day.
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Authors: Daniela Lazarová, Martin Balucha