Owner Gives His Pricy Painting For ‘Restoration’ & It Was Restored So Bad That Now It’s A Meme

Restoration is to make things look better than their current state. However, things don’t go as per the plan each time. And clearly, this story is an example of the same.

Recently, a botched restoration of a painting called the Immaculate Conception by Baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo has left a private art collector in shock.
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The anonymous collector in Spain had asked the help of a furniture cleaner to help him clean the painting, however, things didn’t go as planned. According to the BBC, the Valencia-based collector paid €1,200, or Rs 1.2 lakh for it to be cleaned. But after 2 terrible attempts, it was left unrecognisable and is now a meme.

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People came up with hilarious memes about the painting that would give you a stomach ache. Have a look:

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Spain’s Professional Association of Restorers and Conservators (Acre) has asked for the legal protection of artwork from unprofessional restoration and called the recent incident an act of ‘vandalism’.

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