Road to Hell (update)

October 2, 2012

Well, when you think you’ve heard and seen it all I googled Elias Garcia Martinez‘s 19th century fresco painting Ecco Homo for updates and stumbled across this: 80-year old Cecilia Gimenez – the old lady that took it upon herself to “restore” the original – demands royalties for her botched art. Apparently after her work became world-wide news curious sightseers have been flocking to the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Borja to such degree that UK airline Ryanair is offering direct flights to the city.

Via her lawyers she informs that any economic compensation would go to charities – which I guess is kind of a nice thought – but I’m just amazed by the sheer gall of some people. “Hey! I ruined this historical artefact now where’s my cut of the profits?!!”

Anyway, read more here and I originally wrote about this here.


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