Don’t worry —the painting is okay.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, two climate activists attempted to make a ridiculous point about oil by attempting to ruin an oil painting that was protected behind glass. The $85 million dollar Van Gogh “Sunflowers” was doused with tomato soup by the group Just Stop Oil.
From The Daily Wire:
The two suspects glued their hands to the museum wall after dousing the painting with two cans of Heinz tomato soup at around 11 a.m. local time. London police officers arrested them for criminal damage and aggravated trespassing.
A video posted on Twitter by the Guardian newspaper’s environment correspondent Damien Gayle and retweeted by the eco-activism group showed the incident, with the two young protesters gluing themselves to the wall after hurling the soup.
“I’m pretty sure most of the pollution comes from burning oil rather than painting with it,” Daily Wire host Michael Knowles quipped in a tweet.
The attack was attributed to the protest group Just Stop Oil, members of which in July glued their hands to a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” at a museum in London. In June, members glued themselves to another van Gogh painting, “Peach Trees Blossom,” at London’s Courtauld Gallery, and in May, a cross-dressing climate-change activist threw cake at the Mona Lisa.
“Is art worth more than life?” Just Stop Oil asked in a Friday tweet. “More than food?”
Watch the clip above.