Originally posted by Unity_99
I'm not saying the woman herself is at fault, and she may have been geniunely trying to help, but it was OK'd by other parties and this was a world treasure, gift, if you will. I certainly hope her feelings are not hurt by what I wrote, and apologize, to her for I would imagine the work is very hard to do. But I feel a decision was made behind the scenes that was politically done.edit on 24-8-2012 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MagnumOpus
Guess she was working on Planet of the Apes version, which was Pre-Adam period.
The Spanish octogenarian who made a laughingstock out of a 19th-century fresco of Jesus when she bungled its restoration ended up creating a tourist attraction for her local church.
Now, Cecilia Giménez wants a cut of the profits, Spanish newspaper El Correo reported Wednesday.
Giménez has lawyered up and seeks to copyright the image after the picture of her shoddy handiwork became an Internet sensation in August and inspired countless memes.
While people were split over the outcome, with some mocking her version as “Behold the Monkey,” the church saw an uptick in visitors — so many that the fresco had to be roped off and attended to by a security guard. But donations didn’t match up, and the church decided to charge admission of 1-Euro per person, according to Spain’s La Vanguardia newspaper.
In four days, the sanctuary raked in about $2,600.