A Star Is Born: Internet Loves Disfigured Jesus Fresco

by Hrag Vartanian on August 24, 2012

This week, those of us in the Hyperallergic offices have been obsessed with the story of Cecilia Gimenez, the really misguided? bad? troubled? (we can’t tell) octogenarian art “restorer” who transformed a 19th C church fresco by painter Elías García Martínez into a meme-worthy art work.

Well, the internet can’t get enough and we present you with some of the best crap fresco woman images out there — with sources when possible.

Sure, we’ve contributed our own into the meme pool, but it’s a mighty big internet out there!

We’ll start with the most popular, via the absolutely awesome Beast Jesus tumblelog:

And now some more:

via Stoch Machek’s Facebook wall

I don’t know about you but I had a Monchhichi as a kid!

And a few from the meme-rific Zach Alan:

And perhaps my favorite from Beast Jesus (wait, now it’s called the Beast Jesus Restoration Society!):

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