Lady Who Destroyed A Fresco Sells A Painting For €1,000

Do you remember that little old Spanish lady who tried to restore a nineteenth century fresco, and ended up destroying it? Well, she’s managed to sell one of her own paintings … for a thousand euro.

Cecilia Gimenez sold an original piece on eBay, after over fifty people bid on it. She plans to donate the money to a Catholic charity. Gimenez had previously tried to get payment for the work she did on ruining fixing the fresco of Jesus Christ, because she felt she had turned it into a tourist attraction. After the story went viral, the sanctuary in which the painting was being displayed began to charge for entry to view the fresco, and collected over two thousand euro; which Cecilia Gimenez feels she is owed a percentage of. She’s currently in discussion with her lawyers.

Here’s the painting she sold …

And here’s a before and after of the fresco she … ‘fixed’

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