MADRID - A painting by the 80-year-old Spanish artist who became famous for her botched restoration of a Christ fresco in a small-town church has fetched (euro) 1,080 ($1,421) on eBay.
The closing price Tuesday for Celia Gimenez s oil painting Las Bodegas de Borja ( Borja s Wine Cellar ) more than tripled its starting price after 52 bids.
Gimenez said the proceeds will to the Catholic charity organization Caritas.
Gimenez became a sensation in August when pictures spread on the Internet of an Ecce Homo ( Behold the Man ) mural in the town of Borja that she disfigured while trying to restore it. Twitter users redubbed it Ecce Mono ( Behold the Monkey ).
The painting has since become a tourist attraction and the image has been used on T-shirts and wine labels.