German climate activists cover Monet’s “Les Meules” with mashed potatoes at the Barberini Museum

German climate activists cover Monet’s “Les Meules” with mashed potatoes at the Barberini Museum

Sunday in Potsdam’s Barberini museum, two German activists covered Claude Monet’s ‘Les Meules’ with mashed potatoes before sticking themselves to the floor.

Sunday, members of the ‘Letzte Generation’ climate activist group approached the museum wearing high visibility jackets before approaching the painting, which sold at auction in 2019 for $110 million.

The incident follows a number of similar protests carried out by activist groups throughout Europe.

At this time, it is unclear whether the Monet artwork was damaged or is protected by a glass enclosure.

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The incident comes after three climate activists from Just Stop Oil reported dumping soup on a Van Gogh painting in London.

Anna Holland, 20, of Newcastle, and Phoebe Plummer, 21, of Lambeth, south-west, pleaded not guilty to criminal damage to the frame of a Van Gogh painting at a mid-October hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Their trial has been scheduled for the 13th of December at City of London Magistrates’ Court.

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