A statue of a giant hand with a raised middle finger was put up on the Vltava river on Monday morning between the Charles bridge and the Legií bridge. The 10-meter tall purple colored statue is the work of the well-known contemporary Czech artist and sculptor David Černý. The gesture suggested by the sculpture is directed towards the side of the river where the Prague Castle is located. Mr. Černý told the news server iDnes in a text message that his work is meant as a message to President Miloš Zeman. The president, who is on state visit to Ukraine, said he has not seen the sculpture and thus cannot comment on the matter.
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