Botched fresco restoration artist sells painting for more than €1,000

Ecce Homo

A painting by the 80-year-old Spanish artist who became famous for her botched restoration of a Christ fresco in a church has fetched €1,080 on an internet auction site.

Celia Gimenez’s oil painting “Las Bodegas de Borja” (“Borja’s Wine Cellar”) more than tripled its starting price after 52 bids.

She became a sensation in August when pictures spread on the internet of an 'Ecce Homo' ('Behold the Man') mural in the town of Borja that she disfigured in an attempt to restore it.

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