“Beast Jesus” is finally getting his due alongside works by Picasso, Vermeer, and Munch.
We have no record of what color the Virgin Mary’s hair was when she gave birth to Jesus, but it probably wasn’t turquoise.
Little did we know it was a prophesy.
Since Cecilia Giménez Zueco transformed Elías García Martínez’s “Ecce Homo” into the viral sensation “Monkey Jesus,” the Santuario de Misericordia has been turned into an interactive tribute to the two artists’ improbable collaboration.
Cecilia Giménez Zueco’s botched restoration of a small fresco in Spain looks as entrancingly bad in person as it does in pictures.
After vandals stole baby Jesus’s head off a sculpture, a local artist replaced it — with disconcerting results.
It is the botched restoration that just keeps giving. Beast Jesus — the “Ecce Homo” fresco that now resembles a primate thanks to octonagerian restorer Cecilia Giménez — will make its stage debut this month.
It was inevitable: Beast Jesus is getting its very own arts center in its home of Borja, Spain.
Anyone who still doubts that internet memes can have an impact on the real world should pay a visit to the small town of Borja, in northeastern Spain. Thousands of tourists have been doing just that ever since local amateur art restorer Cecilia Giménez blessed us with Beast Jesus.
Are you ready for the collecting opportunity of the century? Cecilia Gimenez, the (in)famous artist behind the restoration of Elias Garcia Martinez’s “Ecce Homo” in a church in northeastern Spain, is selling her original work on eBay.
With Halloween only three weeks away, those of us in the art community are facing a very important decision: what should we dress up as — Beast Jesus or Big Bird?
Cecilia Gimenez’s creative restoration of an 120-year-old ecce homo fresco by Elias Garcia Martinez in Spain may have become an international icon for its frizzy mane of hair and blurred face (even inspiring a Halloween costume), but it could all vanish in a matter of minutes.