«The science is clear, the question is simple: enough oil and gas. Is simple“. In English it sounds like a nursery rhyme and it works better, because the two boys who wrote the gesture say it’s a piece of cake, it’s child’s play. But the images overcome language barriers and make the message clear for everyone. Two activists from the environmental collective Just Stop Oil entered the wax museum of Londonthe famous Madame Tussauds, and after passing the surveillance they smeared the statue of King Charles III with two cakes in the face. “Stop the new licenses and new permits for the exploitation of gas and oil,” the activists shout before the security intervention. It is not the first sensational intervention in recent weeks. On 14 October the same collective launched a tomato soup alla National Gallery of London vs. Sunflowers from Vincent Van Goghprotected by a glass, and ten days later two Last Generation activists smeared an oil painting of Monet with mashed potatoes. The lens in this case was one of the French artist’s masterpieces, The Haystackexhibited at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam.
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