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15 April, 13:00

I'm not an artist, I'm just learning: an employee who secretly hung his painting was fired in a Munich gallery

I'm not an artist, I'm just learning: an employee who secretly hung his painting was fired in a Munich gallery
World Art Day is celebrated on April 15, the birthday of the outstanding Italian inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci. On this day, the attention of collectors and connoisseurs of various works of art is focused on museums, galleries, etc. And curious cases also happen among them. 

In one of the largest European galleries of modern art, a technical service employee was fired for secretly exhibiting his painting. It happened in the Munich Pinakothek. The 51-year-old man had access to the gallery space and did not attract the attention of security when he installed his work measuring 60 cm by 120 cm. As the management noted, he "tried to achieve an artistic breakthrough, but it did not happen." 

Details about what this work is called and looks like are not known. However, local law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident. In order to hang the painting, the worker drilled two holes in the gallery wall, which led to a criminal case against him for willful damage to property. Currently, the labor contract with this worker has been terminated, and he has been banned from entering the museum premises. 

It should be recalled that the Munich Pinakothek was opened in 2022 after the completion of 7-year reconstruction works. Its collection is represented by works of art, architecture, and design of the 20th and 21st centuries. Among the most outstanding works are paintings by Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann and Paul Klee. 

Source: theguardian.com

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