Environmentalists spray Klimt painting with black liquid (VIDEO)

Gustav Klimt’s painting, “Death and Life,” was sprayed with black liquid on Tuesday at the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Climate activist group “Let’s Stay Generation” took responsibility for the move.


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Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s famous painting “Death and Life” was sprayed with a black liquid by climate activists on Tuesday, the Leopold Museum in Vienna announced.


“Restorers are working to determine if the painting was damaged by the ice,” spokesman Klaus Pokorny told AFP.

The “Letzte Generation” (Last Generation), a group of German and Austrian activists, claimed responsibility for the action by posting pictures on Twitter.

We see two men vandalizing the work, one with his hand stuck in the window, before being neutralized by an employee. “Stop the destruction (of humanity) by fossil fuels. They shouted, “We are rushing to the climate hell.”

Admission is free on Tuesday as part of a day sponsored by Austrian oil group OMV. The group defines itself as “the first generation to feel the onset of climate change – the last that can still stop it”.

A series of actions

In recent weeks, environmentalists have launched a series of actions around the world targeting works of art to alert the public to global warming.

For example, they plastered their hands on a silkscreen of Goya’s painting in Madrid or Andy Warhol’s famous “Campbell’s Soup” exhibited in Australia, poured tomato soup over Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” in London and smeared mashed potatoes on Claude Monet’s masterpiece. Potsdam near Berlin.

While the paintings were undamaged, the “Sunflower” incident caused minor damage to the frame of the canvas. Almost a hundred international museums, such as the Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum in New York, announced last week that they were deeply shocked by the reckless endangerment of these works.

Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s famous painting “Death and Life” was sprayed with a black liquid by climate activists on Tuesday, the Leopold Museum in Vienna announced.





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