Iconic Andy Warhol Art Targeted By Climate Crisis Protesters

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Climate protesters in Australia on Wednesday scrawled graffiti and glued themselves to an Andy Warhol art work depicting Campbell’s soup cans however didn’t seem to break the piece as a result of it’s encased in glass.

It was the newest incident during which local weather protesters have focused an iconic piece of artwork with out inflicting everlasting harm. Different protesters have thrown soup over Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” in London and mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet portray in Germany.

A bunch referred to as Cease Fossil Gas Subsidies posted video to social media displaying two ladies making use of blue graffiti to 5 of 10 display screen prints by Warhol depicting Campbell’s soup cans after which gluing themselves to the work on the Nationwide Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

“We’re in a climate emergency,” one of many ladies shouts.

Climate protesters in Australia scrawled graffiti and glued themselves to an Andy Warhol art work depicting Campbell’s soup cans however did not seem to break the piece as a result of it is encased in glass.

The group mentioned its members have been highlighting the hazards of capitalism by gluing themselves to a piece that depicts “consumerism gone mad.”

“While Australians starve, government pays $22,000 a minute to subsidize fossil fuels,” the group wrote on Twitter.

The protest ended shortly with the ladies being escorted from the constructing earlier than the glue had time to set.

The massive art work known as “Campbell’s Soup I” and was created by Warhol in New York in 1968, based on the museum. The protesters focused the decrease set of 5 prints that are extra simply accessible.

The gallery mentioned in a press release {that a} protest had taken place following comparable incidents elsewhere in Australia and abroad. The gallery mentioned it “does not wish to promote these actions and has no further comment.”

A police spokesperson mentioned officers had responded to an incident involving two folks on the gallery however at this level hadn’t made any arrests.