Climate change protesters have vandalised and glued themselves to Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) today.
An ACT Policing spokesperson confirmed officers responded to reports of an incident involving two people at the NGA at about 11:15 am this morning (9 November).
“At this time, no arrests have been made,” they said.
A NGA spokesperson confirmed a protest took place but did not provide any further details.
“The National Gallery does not wish to promote these actions and has no further comment,” they said.
The artwork has already been cleaned and was put back on display by 4 pm.
Environmental activist group Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies claimed responsibility for the incident.
A woman from the same group targeted artwork at Parliament House last week, gluing herself to a historic painting depicting the suffragettes’ movement.
It’s the latest in a string of incidents where activists have targeted art galleries in an attempt to draw attention to climate change.
Extinction Rebellion activists glued their hands to a Picasso painting at the National Gallery of Victoria, and activists threw tomato soup over Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London.
An investigation into this latest incident is underway, with anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the Parliamentary Triangle asked to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444.