A group of activists from the group “Just Stop Oil” spray painted “NO NEW OIL” underneath the painting copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper and glued their hands to the artwork’s frame, according to NPR.
The 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece has been attributed to da Vinci student Giampietrino, and painter Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio may have also worked on it.
“We have no time left, to say that we do is a lie. We must halt all new oil and gas right now, we will stop disrupting art institutions as soon as the government makes a meaningful statement to do so,” Lucy Porter, 47, a former primary teacher from Leeds that participated in the demonstration, said in a statement provided by Just Stop Oil. “Until then, the disruption will continue so that young people know we are doing all we can for them. There is nothing I would rather be doing.”