Activists cling to Warhol’s soups

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Activists cling to Warhol’s soups

Activists have glued themselves to pop artist Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s soup cans. They tweeted to end fossil fuel subsidies.

In the Australian National Gallery in canberra climate activists have caused a stir with a new protest action: Two women sprayed the famous “Campbell’s Soup Cans” screen prints by pop artists Andy Warhol with blue paint and then taped her hands to it. However, the works were protected with glass and remained undamaged. The group Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies posted videos of Wednesday’s action Twitter. “Australia needs to do more, we cannot reduce carbon while continuing to authorize coal and gas,” the group wrote.

One of the activists said in a statement: “Andy Warhol portrayed consumption gone mad in this iconic series, and now we have capitalism gone mad.” The museum declined to comment on the action, only emphasizing that police be turned on. The affected screen prints were temporarily removed and cleaned before being put back in place, Australian broadcaster ABC reported.

Before currently in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt At the 27th World Climate Conference (COP27), similar protests had already taken place in many European countries, including Germany. On Saturday at the Prado Museum in Madrid two climate activists glued to the frames of two famous paintings by the Spanish master Francisco de Goya.

In October, three climate activists were arrested at the Mauritshuis art museum in the Netherlands after an attack on the world-famous painting The Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665-1667) by Johannes Vermeer. Also in October, a man and a woman had mashed potatoes on the painting “Getreidestack” (1890) at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam Claude Monet poured. Before that, tomato soup was thrown at Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” ​​in the National Gallery in London.

(time/dpa)

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