The John Lennon Peace Wall (Velkopřevorské náměstí) is a memorial graffiti wall to the former Beatle. After his murder in New York in 1980, Lennon became a pacifist hero for young Czechs; his image was painted on this wall opposite the French Embassy
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Renewed John Lennon wall
On November 7, the Czech public saw the reconstructed Lennon Wall in Prague. Only professionals have the right to apply graffiti on it; for the rest, certain places have been allocated for leaving inscriptions with crayons, pencils or markers.
The wall was painted by 30 artists, including Czechs and foreigners. The basis was the world map with the title of J. Lennon's composition “All You Need is Love” written on it in 30 languages. There is also an image of the singer on the wall. The project was supervised by designer Pavel Shtyastny.
A sign prohibiting graffiti was installed near the wall, and a video camera will monitor the order. The police will often walk around the square. In the event of acts of vandalism, the investigators will eliminate the municipal services of Prague. The wall was also banned from performing by street musicians making money.
The J. Lennon Wall encircles the park of the Order of Malta. This summer, the order decided to remodel the wall due to the frequent appearance of rude texts. In addition, tourists in a state of alcoholic intoxication, along with graffiti on the wall, painted surrounding objects and trees.
Texts and images began to appear on the wall in the 70s. XX century, and after the tragic death of the musician in 1980, it became a place of pilgrimage for fans. Opponents of the communist system often met near the wall. And the wall, repainted more than once by order of the authorities, has become a symbol of independence.

Last Updated: 6 May, 2021
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