Exhibition of Vaclav Havel caricatures opens in Prague

An exhibition is opening in Prague with caricatures of Vaclav Havel to mark the 80th anniversary of the late Czech president’s birth.

The organizers from the Czech Union of Cartoonists say 80 portraits contributed by artists from 30 countries have been put on display at Malostranska Beseda, a music club located at a square at the heart of the Czech capital’s picturesque Little Quarter neighborhood.

The exhibit named “The World Draws Havel” runs until Sept 30.

Havel was a dissident playwright who led the 1989 Velvet Revolution that toppled four decades of communist rule in what was then Czechoslovakia before becoming the country’s president. He died on Dec. 18, 2011, at age 75.