Activists Throw Dye Over Gustav Klimt Masterpiece In Latest Protest

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862 - 1918); oil on canvas, 1907 - 8. From the Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna. (Photo by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Climate activists in Austria threw a black, oily liquid over Gustav Klimt painting ‘Death and Life’ in museum
  • One activist glued himself to the 1915 painting at Leopold Museum in Vienna on Tuesday
  • A security guard at the museum managed to restrain one of the activists before police arrived at the site 

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