Antonín Kašpar completed his studies at the Secondary School of Applied Art in Turnov, branch – artist
blacksmith, later on at the Secondary School of Applied Art in Prague, branch – wood carver; in 1982,
he graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. The author is represented
in many public as well as private collections all over the world (e.g. the U.S., Russia, Japan, Germany,
Finland, England, Denmark, the Netherlands) and in the Czech Republic. Antonín Kašpar regularly
organizes exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Tribute to Joseph Beuys
Joseph Beuys, the legendary German artist and theorist who has already died, once wrapped a real grand piano in felt and painted a red cross on it. Antonín Kašpar created a total of 14 steel pianos, from which the crosses rise from the top board askew to the sky. They might be receiving or transmitting signals from or to the cosmos; or maybe both at the same time. When the author later visited a gallery in Frankfurt where he saw the original Beuys’ work, he decided to name his own work the Tribute to JB.