Members of Just Stop Oil took a hammer to the glass protecting “Rokeby Venus” at the London museum.
The marine mammal has emerged as a symbol of the capitalism-driven destruction of the planet, with protesters “orcanizing” for Climate Week actions.
During the Parrish Art Museum’s benefit, partly sponsored by Bank of America, organizers called out the ultra-wealthy for “greenwashing” their images.
Climate activists are asking the museum to remove board chair Marie-Josée Kravis, whose husband’s private equity firm has invested billions in oil and gas projects.
Timothy Martin and Joanna Smith face penalties of up to $250,000 in fines and five years in prison for smearing paint on the plexiglass case protecting the sculpture.
Activists poured charcoal into the water, warning of worsening flooding due to climate change and protesting fossil fuel subsidies.
Climate activists say the new fees are exaggerated and “distract from the real problem” of a warming planet.
The institution shuttered in advance of an action planned for the 33rd anniversary of its infamous art heist.
Changing tactics, the climate activists avoided gluing themselves to the masterpiece or smearing it with food products.
The artist’s “Death and Life” painting got splashed with an oily black liquid at the Leopold Museum in Vienna.
MoMA’s Glenn Lowry, the Brooklyn Museum’s Anne Pasternak, and 90 others signed a statement condemning recent actions targeting protected artworks.
Since the trend is getting a little repetitive — though its message no less urgent — we got a little creative and ranked this weekend’s interventions. Using soup cans, of course.🥫