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Friday — The Photo Gallery: Tiggz_The Last Artichoke_Fall Color

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Thursday MIni-Post — Ruined Spanish Jesus Fresco Hair Monkey Costume

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A masterpiece...NOT 



Okay, so you all know the backstory, right?  80-year old Spanish parishoner, Cecilia Giminez, somehow got her inexperienced, albeit well-intentioned hands on a 19th Century fresco of Jesus entitled, Ecce Homo, (Behold The Man) by Spanish artist, Elias Garcia Martinez.  In her effort to restore it, she instead fubarred it (Effed Up Beyond All Recognition and Repair) to the collective horror of everyone on Earth.  
Check out this video of Mrs. Giminez's explanation.  She says that she had permission from the priest.  No statement from the priest on this, but everyone seems to agree that Mrs. Giminez did not have permission from anyone in an official capacity.  Interesting, though, that this old woman would have been happily botching up a beloved town treasure, and no one was around to notice. 
Now, the old bag has hired a legal team to stake a claim to a percentage of the donations that are pouring in from visitors to the church, Sanctuario de Misericordia, loca…