Van Gogh's sunflower painting gets vandalized at London gallery

Van Gogh's sunflower painting gets vandalized at London gallery

Protesters on October 14 vandalized Vincent van Gogh's famous 1888 painting 'Sunflowers' at London's National Gallery.

According to reports, two female anti-fossil fuel protesters threw soup over the painting.

After throwing soup at the paintings, protesters glued themselves to the wall beneath it.

They belonged to the campaign group called Just Stop Oil.

According to authorities, the painting has an estimated value of $84.2 million.

"There is some minor damage to the frame but the painting is unharmed," the National Gallery said in a statement.

The gallery further explained that the painting was glazed and hence protected from the damage.

Meanwhile, the protesters have been arrested on charges of "criminal damage and aggravated trespass".