Climate activists in Austria throw black substance at Klimt painting ‘Death and Life’
“New oil and gas drilling is a death sentence to humanity,” the group tweeted, accusing those searching for both resources of having blood on their hands.
“Lowering the speed limit to 100km/h on highways costs nothing to implement, saves 460 million tons of CO2 per year in #Austria alone and leads to less noise, better air quality and safer roads. What are we waiting for?”
Following an initial assessment, the museum said that while the painting and original frame were undamaged, “the damage to the glass and the safety frame as well as to the wall and floor is evident and significant.”
The police and a medical team were at the scene shortly after the attack and the activists’ personal details were taken, the museum added.
Klimt painted “Death and Life” in 1910 and reworked in 1912-1913 and again in 1915-1916. It depicts Death on the left, and Life — men, women and children — on the right.