Trying to concentrate

If there are four persons and two works of art here…

Angenommen, hier sind vier Personen und zwei Kunstwerke…

how many persons and how many works of art do you see here?

…wie viele Personen und wie viele Kunstwerke sind hier zu sehen?

(The problem involves no traps, no language games, no ambiguities; additionally, people are not to be metaphorically called works of art)

(Die Aufgabenstellung enthält keine Mogelei, keine Sprachwitze, keine Zweideutigkeit. Menschen sind nicht Kunstwerke zu nennen, auch nicht im Sinne einer Metapher)

Re-edit Jan 7: The answer is: two persons and four works of art. The lady who stands immediately behind me is not a person. The other is one. The Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, hosts Duane Hanson’s wax figures that “comment” on the Giacomettis and the Degas etc. You fail to see the classics because you have to laugh about the postmodern joke. Look here for more.

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