Protesters at the National Gallery in London glued themselves to John Constable’s The Hay Wain on July 4, after covering the rural scene with a reimagined version showing how they said oil has destroyed the English countryside.
Footage recorded by Just Stop Oil, a coalition of groups pushing for the UK government to end the production and licensing of new fossil fuel, shows protesters Hannah Hunt and Eben Lazarus glued to the transformed painting, the best-known work of Constable.
The National Gallery said there had been some minor damage to the painting’s frame and the varnish, both of which were fixed.
Last week, protesters from the same organisation glued themselves to artworks in Glasgow, Manchester, and London. Credit: Just Stop Oil via Storyful