Climate activists throw soup at iconic Van Gogh painting

Two climate activists from the group ‘Just Stop Oil’ have been arrested after throwing what appeared to be cans of soup at Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers last Friday at the National Gallery, before gluing themselves to the wall. The activists are part of the ‘Just Stop Oil’ climate change group who have targeted numerous museums recently with similar acts, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Manchester City Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts. This is not the first time this year the group have targeted the National Gallery: in July two campaigners superglued their hands to the frame of John Constable’s The Hay Wain.

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