The cute 81-year-old Spanish lady Cecilia Giménez who turned the priceless Ecce Homo fresco into a HOLY MOTHER OF GOD WHAT IS THAT face with her well-meaning “retouching” is back. She was very overwhelmed by the amount of media and meme that the masterpiece generated. BBC Europe called it “a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic.” ArtInfo put it on their awesome 100 Most Iconic Artworks fo the Last 5 Years list. She has been in bed cradling an anxiety attack. Aw.
Not anymore. She has now graduated to the proper level of artist, if not in skills than in business smarts. She is lawyered up, claiming copyright and demanding royalties. To start, how about a cut from that little collection box that the church put out infront of the fresco, hmm?
Welcome to the Fuck You, Pay Me phase, Cecillia!