After a mysterious restorer tried to repair his injured head, a statue on the outside of a building on the city’s historic main street was disfigured.
Local artist Antonio Capel noticed the work on Friday and uploaded the photos to Facebook, which quickly attracted widespread attention online.
The restored statue has been widely ridiculed. credit: Antonio Capel
Capel’s studio is opposite the statue and told him that he could not find out who did the work or who commissioned the work.
He said that after his photos went on a tour online and were picked in Spanish media, many people have gathered to see the statue.
Capel told CNN that he did not understand why amateurs would think they could undertake these projects, or why the art director would approve this work.
The statue is part of the facade of the historic Calle Mayor in Palencia. credit: Antonio Capel
Capel told CNN: “I don’t understand why they allow this.” “It seems abnormal to me.”
The Spanish Professional Association of Protection and Restoration also expressed their views on this work.
Capel believes that compared to the famous work on a peeling Jesus fresco on the church wall in Borja in 2012, the restoration attempt is worse.
The work of amateur restorer Cecilia Gimenez was widely criticized, but it turned into a strange success story.
The well-known “Monkey Jesus” not only caused a stir on the Internet, but also attracted thousands of tourists to Borja.