I had an opportunity to get hold of a piece of a real T34 tank and I tried to get it installed in the same place, painted pink again. At first it was approved, then some Communists vetoed it. Prime Minister Miloš Zeman even got involved, saying “David Černý is not an artist.” It was in all the papers. Even the Russian ambassador complained.
The prototype of a Czech? The genetics are evident. Unmixed, uninteresting, slightly dumpling-like, like a sort of untanned mass. More of a farmer who, because he took on bad local Jewish traits, is a bit greedy and slick. But he’s also a bit chicken shit. But that’s just a load of bull, of course. Just like what people might think about Germans.