Failed Art Restoration Draws Calls For Stricter Oversight

Professional art conservationists in Spain are demanding more oversight after an amateur restoration left a 97-year-old statue with grotesque features and a “potato head,” with many likening the incident to “Monkey Christ,” a botched repainting that gained international attention in 2012. What do you think?

“This is what happens when society is constantly pressuring artworks to look young.”

JoAnne Morton, Coin Polisher

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“Oh please, even my kid could destroy a priceless piece of art like that.”

Jim Shaw, Funeral Planner

“Why are they trying to kill the most exciting new genre of art in 100 years?”

Tony Kleinow, Sweatshop Foreman

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