Muslims are known for destroying archeological treasures that might remind people of the religions they displaced, as when the Taliban blew up ancient Buddhist statues in Afghanistan. Their moonbat allies have a similar propensity:
An 82-year-old Spanish pensioner who gained global notoriety for ruining a fresco of Christ in a clumsy restoration has signed a lucrative royalty deal for the merchandising of her ‘art’.
Cecilia Gimenez famously turned an oil fresco painted in the Misericordia Church in Borja, north eastern Spain, into an abomination described by the BBC as resembling a “crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey.”
Her restoration of the 1910 depiction of Christ called Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) by Spanish artist Elias Garcia Martinez, made headlines all over the world.
However, media attention turned Gimenez’s handiwork into a massive touristic attraction.
Shame is dying a miserable death:
Church officials also decided to keep the fresco as it was, and introduce an entry fee.
One year on some 57,000 people have paid €1 to see the restoration…
Now the vandal gets a 49% cut of profits.
The infamous image, which has already been restyled in dozens of ways and featured in an art exhibition in Barcelona, is now to be imprinted on t-shirts, mugs and key-chains.
Maybe they should display Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ in a cathedral and see how much that allows them to rake in from jaded tourists.
On a tip from Artfldgr.