Cecilia Gimenez, botched fresco artist, sells painting on eBay for $1400

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:56 PM

The Internet worked itself into a frenzy earlier this year over Cecilia Gimenez's botched restoration of a 19th century fresco, which made artist Elias Garcias Martinez's Jesus Christ look like a furry monkey. The 80-year-old grandmother, who even asked for royalties when her work became a web meme, has sold an original work of art for charity.

Her painting, titled "The Bodegas de Borja," sold for $1,400 to an anonymous bidder on eBay. According to the New York Times, proceeds will go to Caritas, a Catholic charity.

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