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I may be seen (though maybe that's not the right word) in a piece of art.
Remove my first, and I become a cheery greeting.
Remove my last, I may go to prison or an office computer.
Remove my middle, I'm in the office at the top.

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ Inspired by this puzzle although the solution is different. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 27 at 11:23
  • $\begingroup$ Is it possible that you have first and last reversed? $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Sep 27 at 12:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Gareth Erm. Damn. Yes. Sorry for the muckup :-( $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 27 at 12:21
  • $\begingroup$ No apology needed; to err is human. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Sep 27 at 13:21
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Perhaps you are

a CELLO.

I may be seen (though maybe that's not the right word) in a piece of art.

In, say, a symphony, but hearing is more the point than seeing.

Remove my first, and I become a cheery greeting.

'Ello!

Remove my last, I may go to prison or an office computer.

A prison cell, or a cell in a spreadsheet.

Remove my middle, I'm in the office at the top.

Then you're the CEO. (Though the LL isn't exactly in the middle...)

[EDITED to add:] The question originally had an error in it; since it's been fixed I've removed the bits of the answer relating to that.

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  • $\begingroup$ My apologies for the ninja-ing, then! $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Sep 27 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan Ninjas are allowed here. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Sep 27 at 12:23
  • $\begingroup$ [I deleted a couple of comments that don't make sense now that the OP has been fixed.] $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Sep 27 at 13:23

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