Visitor in German art museum mistakes artwork for a crossword puzzle

The German woman filled in the blank spaces with a ballpoint pen.
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The German woman filled in the blank spaces with a ballpoint pen.

"Insert Words", said an artwork resembling a crossword puzzle – and one visitor at a German museum took it literally.

The 91-year-old woman is being questioned by police after filling in the blank spaces with a ballpoint pen, reported news agency dpa.

Reading-work-piece was created by avant-garde artist Arthur Koepcke in 1965.

It features the phrase "Insert Words" and was displayed at Nuremberg's Neues Museum.

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The elderly woman was visiting on July 13 with a group of senior citizens.

Museum spokeswoman Eva Martin said museum officials believe the work can be restored.

Museum chief Eva-Christina Kraus filed a criminal complaint, saying the case had to be reported for insurance reasons though there was no malicious intent.

Police said the woman is being investigated for damage to property.

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 - AP

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