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German art gallery worker fired for hanging own art

By Jacqueline Howard

A modern art gallery in Germany has fired an employee after discovering the budding artist had hung his own work in an exhibition.

The 51-year-old man had drilled two holes in a wall to mount his painting in Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne.

Local media reported the man had pulled the stunt in the hope of achieving his artistic breakthrough.

A spokesperson for the gallery said the artwork was not on display for very long.

“The supervisors notice something like this immediately,” Tine Nehler told German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, adding the piece was returned to the artist.

The man was an employee of the gallery’s technical services team and described himself as a freelance artist.

His artwork measured 23in by 47in (60 by 120 centimetres) and was hung in an empty passageway.

In addition to his employment being terminated, he has also been banned from the gallery.

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