Museum Employee Secretly Hangs Up His Own Artwork

Even the best modern artists probably don’t envision their work hanging next to the greats. An employee of a German museum decided to hang his own paintings next to famous classics without asking anyone for permission.

The 51-year-old unnamed man was reportedly working in the technical department of the Pinakothek der Moderne art museum in Munich, Germany. This job gave him access to the building outside of regular visiting hours, which he certainly took advantage of.

The man was able to drill holes into an empty wall and hang up his own paintings next to those of acclaimed painters from all over the world, including works by Pablo Picasso and Franz Marc. It was unclear how long the paintings were up before someone noticed.

The unnamed man, who describes himself as a freelance artist, has now landed in hot water with the authorities. By drilling holes into a wall without permission, he became guilty of property damage. While he is unlikely to suffer too harsh a punishment, he has already lost his job at the museum and has also been banned from the premises.

German police are still investigating the incident with no details about the man’s art being revealed so far.