Botched Fresco Restorer: Pay Up

Image has brought church $2.6K in donations
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Suggested by Fondue
Posted Sep 20, 2012 11:38 AM CDT
Updated Sep 23, 2012 12:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – Spain's botched restoration of a fresco of Jesus has developed quite a fan base—and it's brought in $2,600 in donations for the church that houses it. Now, the elderly woman who created the monstrosity wants to cash in, NPR reports: She's asking the church for a piece of that money, and she's got lawyers on her side. The church also has lawyers on the case, setting up a legal showdown over the monkey-werewolf-hedgehog. (Read more Spain stories.)

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