Wenceslas statute at Lucerna Palace’s central atrium, Prague, Czech Republic. Now in the main passage of Lucerna Palace in downtown Prague, David Černý’s 1999 “Horse” portrays Saint Wenceslas (Václav) on an upside-down dead horse as a parody of the Czech patron saint who had been a heroic duke of Bohemia and was assassinated in 935. Saint Wenceslas appears proud and victorious on his horse in the monument on Wenceslas Square. David Černý’s creation could be interpreted as a symbol that the modern world can no longer depend on legends as part of its national identity or, just the opposite, that Czechs no longer revere their historical past.

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