Damaged fresco of Christ – so bad, it’s good…for tourism

Earlier this year, the art world was shocked to see the end result of the restoration of a fresco of Christ turned out. Instead of being restored to its former glory, it was damaged beyond belief.

Local Spanish artist Cecelia Gimenez is having the last laugh now. She may have a bad rep in the art world, but her version of this work has been seen across the world, sparked debates and even drawn 40,000 visitors to the town of Borja where she works.

Never one to miss a trick, the local tourism board has now used this image on all kinds of tourist trinkets – so you too can take home a memory of damaged art.

Cecelia, is due to sign a deal with the local authority where she will in turn make money off this bizarre turn of events.

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