July 23, 2016 6:53 pm -

German police questioned her when she filled in the words at an art exhibit.

The pensioner, who has not been named under German privacy law, was questioned under caution after she filled in the work valued at €80,000 (£67,000) with a biro.

“Reading-work-piece”, a 1977 work by Arthur Köpcke of the Fluxus movement, essentially looks like an empty crossword puzzle.


Next to the work is a sign which reads: “Insert words”.

The hapless pensioner explained to police that she was simply following the instructions.



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