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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:36 AM

Sculpture restoration work draws laughs, memories in Spain

This combo pictures shows a sculpture before (right) and after being restored (left) on the exterior of an ornate office building in the city of Palencia, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Restoration work on a sculpture in northern Spain has resurrected memories of a restored Christ fresco in another Spanish city eight years ago that drew ridicule as well as tourists. (AP Photo/Alberto Calleja -left image- & Agencia ICAL -right image-)

MADRID (AP) Restoration work on a sculpture in northern Spain has resurrected memories of a restored Christ fresco in another Spanish city eight years ago that drew ridicule as well as tourists.

The latest incident concerns a relief sculpture on the exterior of an ornate office building in the city of Palencia. What was once the bust of a smiling woman now looks more like the head of a cartoon character.

The disfigurement was bought to light by a local artist who lives near the office building and was tipped off by a florist on his street. Antonio Capel posted before and after photographs on his Facebook page, triggering a flurry of social media reaction and attention from journalists.

https://apnews.com/article/spain-2a56379d94c9b7fc863717a49bdb2158


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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:40 AM

1. The caption at the bottom says, 'reasonable resemblance."

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:12 AM

2. That's hilariously bad. n/t



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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:13 AM

3. Claymation face.

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