They stain painting by Toulouse-Lautrec in Berlin museum

BERLIN (HPD) — A person threw fake blood on a painting by French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at a Berlin museum, an act reminiscent of recent protests by environmental activists but apparently unrelated, authorities said Monday.

The person threw the red paint at “The Clown” at Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie on Sunday, then glued one of his hands to the wall, the German museum authority said.

The police arrested the person.

The suspect was handing out flyers before the incident, the agency said, though it did not disclose their contents. Immediately, he added, no damage could be detected to the painting or the frame, which was being examined in the institution’s workshop.

The director of the Prussian Cultural Foundation, which oversees the museum authority, said on Sunday he was “shocked by this senseless attack on art, which in this case apparently cannot be attributed to any group active in the field of politics.” climate,” the dpa news agency reported.

Hermann Parzinger said that, based on initial assessments, there was no significant damage to the painting, although glue and ink had to be removed from the wall where the artwork hung.

The incident comes after other similar ones perpetrated by the group Uprising of the Last Generation (“Uprising of the Last Generation”), which has blocked streets and thrown mashed potatoes against a painting by Claude Monet in a museum in Potsdam, in the outskirts of Berlin.

On Sunday, two environmental activists glued themselves to a dinosaur skeleton at the Natural History Museum in Berlin.

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