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Exhibition of Vaclav Havel's busts opens in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — An exhibition is opening in Prague devoted to Vaclav Havel, the late president who led the 1989 Velvet Revolution, which ended Communist regime.

Michal Blazek, an organizer of the Academy of Sciences exhibition, said a group of sculptors were upset by the artistic quality of busts displayed elsewhere and called for a competition. Blazek said Monday 27 artists created 34 busts for the competition. A jury of sculptors, art historians and Havel's allies selected four winners.

The exhibit opens to the public Tuesday. After Prague, the pieces will be displayed at a renowned sculpture gallery in Horice, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Prague.

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