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Toadsquare Launched with Record-Breaking Giant Artwork

20 May 2013

20th May 2013: A record-breaking* piece of art was created in ten hours in Prague, to celebrate the launch of a new social network for the creative industries, Toadsquare. 12 artists from across the globe came together on the banks of the Vltava surrounding Kampa Museum, home to some of today’s most acclaimed modern art, to create this gigantic artwork, which measures 12x4m.


Tourists and residents of Prague crowded the cobble stones to watch the artists at work and see the piece assembled. ‘The artwork grabs your attention, not simply because of its size but because of the exciting and diverse artistic styles it brings together’ says Jane Hrouda, Founder of Toadsquare, ‘There are thousands of talented people out there searching for a platform to showcase their work, whether it be a painting, a script or choreography. This artwork is a one-off, but we have worked to create Toadsquare as a giant global canvas for anyone working in the creative industries looking for an audience, partner, buyer or critic’.


Each of the 12 artists involved in the project worked throughout the day to craft a portrait of a historical artistic figure, using a range of materials and artistic styles, from illustrators and street artists to expressionists. The project was part of a larger event in the Czech capital recreating Montparnasse, designed to evoke the bohemian artistic movement of Paris in the 20th Century. The event embodied what Toadsquare is all about – artistic excitement, opportunity and passion.


Higher resolution images available on request.

Photo 1: Completed recording breaking artwork to celebrate the launch of Toadsquare.com, created on the banks of the Vltava in Prague


Photo 2:Dan Trantina painting Nero,part of the artwork to celebrate the launch of Toadsquare.com, with the Vltava and Old Town Prague in the background


Photo 3: Finishing touches to the recording breaking artwork to celebrate the launch of Toadsquare.com


Photo 4: Jan Gemrot artwork Stelarc, part of thepainting to celebrate the launch of Toadsquare.com


*Czech Guinness Book of Records – Largest piece of collaborative art


ENDS


Notes to Editors:

To find out more about the new online hub for the creative industries Toadsquare please visit:http://www.toadsquare.com/


Contact for media:

English

Rose Beynon

Best Communications

Tel. +420 601 357 066

Email: rose.beynon@bestcg.com

Contact for media

Chris Rangé

Phone Number

+352 691 995 661

Email

chris@toadsquare.com