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Climate activist pours paint on Charles Ray sculpture in Paris

environment On Friday, activists dumped orange paint on an outdoor sculpture by American artist Charles Ray in central Paris.

A life-sized ‘Horse and Rider’ stands in front of the Bourse de Commerce Museum of Contemporary Art, which houses part of the collection of French fashion millionaire François Pinault. The act is claimed by his Derniere Renovation (“Last Renewal”), and the website shows two activists kneeling in front of a submerged sculpture and holding hands.

French Culture Minister Rima Abdul-Malak (front left) talks with workers cleaning a statue of “Horse and Rider” by artist Charles Ray.—AFP

They also had a white T shifter on top of the rider with the phrase “We have 858 days left”. This seems to be a reference to research that carbon emissions must peak by 2025 for the planet to have a viable future. , Culture Minister Rima Abdel Malak, who visited the site while workers were cleaning up the paint, wrote on Twitter. she said.

The incident comes two weeks after the same group threw pea soup at a Van Gogh painting in Rome, with climate activists targeting Andy Warhol’s work in Milan on Friday to be repainted by the American pop artist. Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring in The Hague and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers in London have also been targeted and widely condemned by the authorities. increase. – AFP

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