A series of gold medals of the Czech Mint Art for Václav Havel presents its seventh and final issuance. Its author is David Černý. An eccentric sculptor and an agitator has used a motif of his satirical statue of St. Wenceslas and named the medal “Always in a bad mood” - thus humorously referred to the legendary statement, with which Václav Havel aptly described the state of our society.
The statue was originally exhibited at Wenceslas Square in Prague - in the axis of the equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas by Josef Václav Myslbek, which had been his inspiration. The paraphrase has the form of a horse hanging over upside down, on whose belly sits the Czech patron. "The horse of our National symbol has died, but show must go on, everything is really okay. Something totally wrong is happening here, someone turned something upside down, but we all pretend that it's natural." says Tomáš Pospiszyl, the publicist and associate of Černý.
It is the decadence, disrepute, recession and mystification, thanks to which the works of the famous provocateur interest not only the critics and art historians, but also the media and the general public.
The obverse side of the medal, which in collaboration with David Černý, has prepared MgA. Martin Dašek, bears a motif of the statue accompanied with Černý signature and an inscription STÁLE BLBÁ NÁLADA. /Always in a bad mood/
The reverse side is dedicated to the Prague Crossroad - an international spiritual center, which was established at the initiative of Václav Havel and which is appropriately housed in the deconsecrated church founded by St. Wenceslaus. The Prague Crossroad is administered by the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation Vision 97, and proceeds from the sale of these medals will support its reconstruction - a big dream of Vaclav Havel.
Complete your art collection and donate to a good cause - there will be stamped only 100 numbered pieces of gold medals.