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Fresco Disaster of Jesus Christ Becomes Huge Tourist Attraction in Spain, Old Woman Who Ruined 19th-Century Painting Gets Merchandising Deal

| August 22, 2013

Real life is often stranger than fiction. A year ago last August, I wrote about Cecilia Gimenez, an elderly woman in Spain whose amateur attempts to restore a priceless 19th-century church fresco of Jesus Christ went horribly wrong. Gimenez may become rich as a result of a bizarre merchandising deal she is striking. Since her […]

Good Samaritan’s DIY Art Restoration Goes Terribly Wrong, Priceless 19th-Century Church Fresco by Artist Elías García Martínez Ruined by Elderly Woman (video)

| August 22, 2012

As a die-hard frugalista, I’m a huge proponent of DIY (do-it-yourself) to save money. During these difficult economic times, most people are to some extent. However, let it be said that DIY is NOT always the correct course of action, especially when it comes to priceless, centuries-old mural restoration in a church — the images […]

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