About two dozens of Czech and foreign artists decorated the famous Lennon Wall with new pictures and inscriptions of “love and peace”.
John Lennon’s wall in Prague is a popular destination for tourists and a symbolic site of Czech opposition to the communist regime
Since the 1980s, it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs. In the past years, it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Prague and was seen as a symbol of global ideas such as “love and peace”.
The leading figure behind the project was Pavel Šťastný, the man who created the famous logo of the Civic Forum during the Velvet Revolution.
“For 60 years already, Lennon’s wall is a symbol of freedom in the Czech Republic. We are just starting our celebrations of 30 Years of Freedom and we wanted to give the wall a new face because it is not just a Czech symbol, but also one that is also an international.“
The artwork, namely “Meet Art”, was co-created by artists from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Canada and Sultanate of Oman. Some tourists contributed, too. They painted the entire wall with one of the motifs of “All You Need Is Love”, the title of the Lennon’s famous song.
The action aims to return the previous role to the Wall and make passers-by to write their own poems on the wall instead of dirty words and vulgar pictures, said the organizers.