Art & protest (ctd.)

July 21 2022

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The new vogue for activists to glue themselves to priceless artworks has spread from Britain. In Bruges, a man glued himself to Van Eyck's in the  Groeninge Museum, or rather, to the safety glass in front of the painting. So happily no damage was done. However, it wasn't his first target; according to VRT, he'd tried to enter the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk in Bruges, home to Michelangelo's Madonna and Child. But fortunately the police were waiting for him; glue on the marble might have been quite serious. We've seen a number of these incidents so far, including at the National Gallery in London. Let's hope the craze passes before some serious damage is done.

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