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10:24 UK time, Thursday, 15 October 2009

"I am presenting the master race as garden gnomes and that falls into any sensible definition of satire" - Artist Ottmar Horl on his exhibition of 'Nazi' gnomes in Germany.

gardengnomesingermany.jpgHorl's massed gnomes - all performing a "Heil Hitler" salute - stand in a Bavarian square once used for Nazi parades.

For humans, the gesture can bring a three-year jail term. But the artist argues that banning uncomfortable artworks is something the Nazis themselves might have done... if not worse.
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