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Austrian art attracts parking fine in Germany

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Photo: Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe
09:19 CEST+02:00
An installation by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, created as part of the 300th birthday celebrations of the city of Karlsruhe, has received a parking ticket.

The art piece is constructed based on a Mercedes transporter MB100D front chassis, with a rear truck portion which curves up to almost a vertical position against the wall.

The work of art, entitled "Truck", is situated on the wall of the Karlsruhe Weinbrenner house, adjacent to the Center for Art and Media (ZKM).

Wurm created the piece which distorts regular objects to "show the everyday from a different perspective."

Unfortunately, the work is situated in a restricted parking zone, which led one of Karlruhe's fine parking enforcement officers to issue an official ticket with a 30 euro penalty.

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The ZKM, which posted the pictures on its Facebook page, jokingly invited the artist to pay the traffic fine.

Fortunately, the mayor of the city Frank Mentrup announced that he would try to "fix" the ticket, so the art installation may remain illegally parked, halfway up a wall.

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