Stephen Colbert Says It Right: Developments on the Spanish Art Restoration Story

Juxtapoz // Saturday, 22 Sep 2012

Not too long ago, the absurd news story about an uncommissioned fresco restoration gone wrong at  the church of Santuario de Misericordia in Spain went viral (we wrote about it here).The tragic yet hilarious refurbished image of Christ was more than enough to produce a laugh, and shortly after the incident, the church has become somewhat of a tourist destination as the magnificently horrific painting has attracted many onlookers. As any business-minded "alpha dog" (as Colbert puts it) would do, the octogenarian art restorer, privy to her success, demanded to be reimbursed for her contribution to the local tourist industry. Before we say too much, just listen to Stephen Colbert. We'll be keeping an eye out for Dan Brown's new novel.



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