George Zimmerman eBay Painting Nets Over $110,000


George Zimmerman  (yes, that George Zimmerman) is dabbling in a new hobby standing  other people’s ground…painting.   This 18 x 24 canvas is his first.  It’s the artist’s blue period. He has put it up on eBay, and in a night the bidding war has gotten it up to over 110 K.  I posted a link to this brietbart article about it last night on my facebook page when the bidding was still 99K and change and the reaction from the art community was as you could imagine:

“I’ll hang it next to my Dubya puppies.”Cartoonist, Kyle Baker

“exit through the gun shop”Artist, Dave Tree

“SO officially the Movie Art School Confidential was right.”Painter, Ashli Sisk

What Ashli said was so true.  Watch this scene (above) from the movie Art School Confidential based on the comic by Daniel Clowes

The artist and his masterpiece.

There is a real life question and answer section on eBay which Zimmerman is selectivley responding to. Of the 892 inquiries he has answered 11 (at the time this post was written)

Q: We all think a lot of you Zimm and hope the best for you!I may bid on your painting at the last min.How will you ship the picture,can it be picked up local?I would be driving from Arkansas Dec-17-13
A: The price it is at now has well exceeded my $.99 minimum; therefore, whoever wins within the Continental United States, will receive this painting delivered by me personally. Your friend,
Q: A true winner is someone that figures out how to make lemmon aide from lemmons. I contributed to your legal defense fund. I am truly sorry our government run liberal media and justice department persecuted you they way they did. Dec-17-13
A: God Bless you. You have nothing to apologize to me for. The system is broken, an innocent man should not spend one second without his God given liberty, solely because a small sect of uneducated loud mouths. We must fix it. If we can’t fix it together, then we owe many people a sincere apology. Your Friend,
Q: George, My friends and I at the Conservative Treehouse, Justice for George Zimmerman FB page, and “Beyond the courtroom” FB page stand behind you 100%. We are so proud of you ! Hang in there, Brother ! Dec-17-13
A: Good ol’ treepers! It was a blast watching Bernardo DeLaRionda use his D- dramatics when citing your thorough research! Thanks for all the help!
Q: Will Mark O’Meara receive any proceeds from the sale of this painting? Dec-17-13
A: No.
Q: Awesome George!!! Great painting – wish I could afford it 😉 Kudos to you man! Your resilience is astonishing and inspirational! Dec-17-13
A: Thank you for your continued support! I have received an overwhelming number of request for less expensive pieces and donated pieces and I am exploring options. Thanks for your patience. I am, as you know, new at this 🙂 Your Friend, GZ @therealgeorgez
Q: Hi. I was wondering if this account belongs to real GZ. Dec-17-13
A: Thanks for your question, Yes, this account and my twitter @therealGeorgeZ belong to me, George M. Zimmerman. I have received this question a lot so I posted a picture of me holding my painting with the hope that would clarify any confusion. Your Friend, GZ
Q: george, pleasee dont leave florida . you are our hero. please run for a political office! we need you. God bless you. Dec-17-13
A: Thank you, your words of kindness and support will influence my decision on where to plant my roots. Your friend, GZ
Q: What is the medium; oil or acrylic? Thanks Dec-17-13
A: Thanks for your question, The paint was donated to me by a great friend (J.S.), as far as I know it is regular household latex paint. I know its not the fanciest, but it is what we had and I needed to put these visions onto the blank canvas as soon as possible. Your friend, GZ @therealGeorgeZ
Q: Just wanted to tell you we all love you and stand behind you. You have so many people on your side I hope you know that! Dec-16-13
A: Thank you so much for the words of kindness and support. I do know how many great Americans are still here, I run into at least 3-5 a day that go out of their way to tell me the same. Your Friend, GZ @therealGeorgeZ
Q: Hi i am interested in the painting and was wondering how big it was? Also did you sign the painting? Thanks and have a good day Dec-16-13
A: Thanks for your inquiry, The painting is 18″ x 24″ and yes, it is signed 🙂 Your friend, GZ
Q: Hello- what are the dimensions ? And is it oil on canvas. ? i await your reply thanks Dec-16-13
A: Thanks for the question, The painting is 18″ X 24″ on stretched canvas. Your Friend, GZ

Written by Cojo “Art Juggernaut”

(via brietbart via eBay)

Written by
Cojo Art Juggernaut

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Artiholics, Art Sucks, and the soon to be launched podcast Artist In Repose, Cojo "Art Juggernaut" (Colin C. Jorgensen) is a NYC based artist, art writer, and occasional photographer.

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