Vancouver police identify suspects who poured maple syrup on Emily Carr painting

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on a police officer’s uniform in the downtown Eastside, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver police have identified the suspects who spilled maple syrup on an Emily Carr painting and glued themselves to a wall at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday. Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver police identify suspect who poured maple syrup on Emily Carr painting

Vancouver Art Gallery says Carr’s ‘Stump and Sky’ painting suffered no permanent damage

Vancouver police say they have identified a suspect who spilled maple syrup on a painting of Emily Carr and glued himself to a wall at the Vancouver Art Gallery over the weekend.

sergeant. Steve Addison said the investigation is ongoing and officials will speak to witnesses, review security video and assess the cost of damage.

In a statement, the Vancouver Art Gallery said there was no permanent damage to Carr’s “Stump and Sky” painting.

It quoted director and chief executive Anthony Kindel as saying the gallery “condemns acts of vandalism” for works of cultural significance in its custody or in any museum.

Kiendl said the gallery supports free expression, but not at the expense of suppressing the ideas and artistic expression of others, or prohibiting access to those ideas.

Don Marshall, a spokesman for the environmental group Stop Fracking Around, said the protests were aimed at bringing public attention to the climate emergency.

After police have collected evidence, they will turn over to prosecutors to review and approve the charges, Addison said.


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