Potato Jesus, Not Potato Famine

A before and after picture of a poorly restored painting of Jesus.
The original fresco painted by Spanish artist Elias Garcia Martinez of Christ is seen at church of Santuario de Misericordia in Borja

Last week during my Iconoclasm class at GTU with Dr. Mia Mochizuki, I learned about what my classmate was calling the Potato Jesus. Cecilia Giménez an, 80+ year old, parishioner of a church in Spain ruined an Ecce Homo which she had volunteered to restore. When I read about this last week, she was horrified over what she had done. However, a week can change a lot. It seems that the piece has attracted a bit of a cult following and the church has taken in over 2600 Euros from tourists wanting to see the piece. Giménez is now wanting a piece of the action and is taking legal action against the church. 

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