Less than two weeks after Van Gogh’s Sunflowers was thrown into tomato soup by activists, another work of art in Europe has been defaced, this time with mashed potatoes.
On Sunday, October 23, the German climate activist group Letzte Generation posted a video of the incident on social media and wrote: “If it takes a painting – with mashed potatoes or tomato soup thrown in – to remind society that the fossil fuel makes natural kill us all: then we’ll give you mashed potatoes on a painting!”
We make it #Monet the stage and the public the audience.
— Last Generation (@uprisingLastGen) October 23, 2022
In the video, you can see protesters throwing mashed potatoes at Claude Monet’s Les Meules in Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, before gluing their hands to the wall and delivering a message.
The museum later tweeted that since the image was glazed, it did not appear to have been damaged by the incident.
Today, October 23, Claude Monet’s painting “Stacks of Grain” was pelted with mashed potatoes by two “Last Generation” activists. Since the picture is glazed, the immediate conservation examination showed that it was not damaged in any way. pic.twitter.com/Rn8EQsvPBS
— Museum Barberini (@MuseumBarberini) October 23, 2022
Attacking famous art with food seems to be a growing trend. Earlier this year, a man disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair caked on the Mona Lisa.
What do you think of this trend?
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With files from Daily Hive Staff.