Environmental activists cover a work by Andy Warhol in Milan with flour

After Klimt, Van Gogh and Vermeer, it is now Andy Warhol who is targeted. activists ecologists covered with flour this Friday at Milano a BMW repainted by the American artist, claiming to want to “raise the alarm about climate collapse”.

Four activists from the group Ultima Generazione (“Last generation” in Italian) poured eight kilos of flour on the car, a BMW M1 from 1979, exhibited at the Fabbrica del Vapore, a cultural center which is currently devoting a retrospective to the master of pop art. At least two activists then stuck their hands on the floor of the exhibition hall, shouted at by visitors while others tried to clean the stained work, according to images released by the group and online newspapers.

Window on climate

In recent weeks, activists for the cause environmental have multiplied actions around the world targeting works of art to alert public opinion to global warming.

For example, they glued their hands to a Goya painting in Madridthrew tomato soup on Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” at London and spread mashed potatoes on a masterpiece of Claude Monet in Potsdam, near Berlin.

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