Amateur restoration attempt ruins artwork

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Amateur restoration attempt ruins artwork. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on July 1, 2018. (WPVI)

Recruiting an amateur to restore a treasured piece of artwork is probably not the best idea.

So the art conservation of Spain should not be surprised that a 16th-century sculpture is now ruined.

Someone painted over the Statue of Saint Jorge, changing its original colors.

The botched job is now being compared to another infamous fail in 2012 that destroyed a fresco of Jesus Christ at a church, also in Spain.

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