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

The four activists said they wanted to “sound the alarm about climate collapse”. Two of them then stuck their hands on the ground.

Environmental activists covered with flour Friday, November 18 in Milan a BMW repainted by the American artist Andy Warholclaiming to wantstart the alarm on‘climate collapse’ . Four activists from the group Ultima Generazione (“Last generation” in Italian) poured eight kilos of flour on the car, a 1979 BMW M1, exhibited at the Fabbrica del Vapore, a cultural center which is currently devoting a retrospective to the master of pop- art.

Two activists joined hands

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.

In recent weeks, environmental activists have multiplied actions around the world targeting works of art to alert public opinion to global warming. They have for example stuck their hands on a Goya painting to Madrid, threw tomato soup on the “Sunflowers” of Van Gogh in London and spread the mashed potatoes on a masterpiece by Claude Monet in Potsdam, near Berlin.

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