Crestyl offers free space in Savarin project for the Slav Epic

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-01-12   09:21
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Development and investment group, Crestyl, presented to the public an offer from the city of Prague to place the Slav Epic Alfons Mucha in the Savarin project for an expected period of 25 years. The project is created under the baton of an icon of contemporary world architecture and design by Thomas Heatherwick and his studio in the vicinity of Prague's Wenceslas Square and Na Příkopě Street. Savarin was selected by the Institute of Planning and Development of the Capital City of Prague. Prague as one of the most suitable places where the canvases could be placed, which would finally fulfill the wishes of Alfons Mucha. Crestyl offers the construction of all exhibition spaces and their equipment free of charge, within a time horizon of up to five years.

"We very much appreciate the opportunity to apply for the location of the Slavic Epic within our Savarin project. We are really pleased that the Savarin project is supported by all political parties in the Prague City Council, for which we thank them, ”says Simon Johnson, CEO of Crestyl. "We are ready to pay from our account all costs associated with the construction of the exhibition space, including all internal equipment according to the requirements for the presentation of such work. Thus, Prague would not bear any initial costs of creating the exhibition, only the annual income from revenues. "

"Over the years, we have heard many ideas on where to place the Slav Epic. The search for a home in Prague has lasted for almost 100 years, and we are convinced that the Savarin Palace fulfills his grandfather's wish, to which he conditioned the gift to Prague. As I have said several times, when it becomes clear about the home of the Slavic Epic in Prague, I will end the lawsuit with the capital, because my grandfather's will will be fulfilled, "says John Mucha, grandson of the painter Alfons Mucha.

The Slav Epic is a cycle of 20 large canvases painted by Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha between 1910 and 1928. The cycle depicts the mythology and history of Czechs and other Slavic people. The gigantic canvas cycle, which took the Czech-born Art Nouveau pioneer 18 years to complete