International artists pay for tapestry in Václav Havel’s honour

20-11-2012

Musicians Bono, The Edge, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Yoko Ono have paid for a large tapestry in honour of the late Czech president Václav Havel which will be unveiled at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport next month, a spokeswoman for the airport said. The tapestry, designed by Czech artist Petr Sís, cost CZK 1.5 million, or USD 75,000. The artists have been invited for the unveiling which will take place on December 9, the spokeswoman said but it’s not clear if they’ll arrive for the occasion. The former Czech president, playwright and dissident Václav Havel passed away on December 18, 2011, at the age of 75.