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George Zimmerman's Painting Bids Reach $100,000

12:34 pm - 12/18/2013

George Zimmerman is selling a patriotic painting on eBay that has already amassed more than 90 bids, pushing the price of the painting to nearly $100,000.

Zimmerman's attorney Jayne Weintraub confirmed the artwork's authenticity when it was put up for auction on eBay. The auction began with a bid of $50, but soared to $99,966 after 98 bids as of 3 a.m. EST.

The signed, 18-by 24-inch painting features a blue American flag with a few words from the Pledge of Allegiance: "God," "one nation," "with liberty and justice for all."

"First hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman. Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences. My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors :-) I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Your friend, George Zimmerman," the description reads on eBay.

The painting could help Zimmerman, 30, pay off legal fees incurred during the Trayvon Martin murder trial. According to a court document, Zimmerman is $2.5 million in debt.

The bidding on the artwork ends Dec. 21.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was recently able to avoid charges in a domestic dispute spat with his girlfriend.

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chaya 18th-Dec-2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
myrrhmade 18th-Dec-2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
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that_which 18th-Dec-2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
Really wonder which, if any, of those bids are legitimate.
booksforlunch 18th-Dec-2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
But aren't bids at ebay auctions as legally binding as with "real" ones?

As in, you have to pay up if you win and can be persecuted if you don't?
miischelle 18th-Dec-2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
I quit.
i_llbedammned 18th-Dec-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
There is some horrific irony in the fact that he is selling a picture proclaiming justice for all.
nesmith 18th-Dec-2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
Totally needs an asterisk after "all" and at the bottom "Except for black thugs (i.e. unarmed teenagers) I think are up to no good with no evidence whatsoever and no business stalking them."
shipperx 18th-Dec-2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
Where's the asterisk beside "With Liberty and Justice for all" pointing to the footnote "Unless you're a person of color carrying Skittles when a right-wing gun nut is on 'patrol'." ...?
nesmith 18th-Dec-2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
Whoever buys it should totally put that in there.
hpennhills 18th-Dec-2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
Hopefully this goes back to his legal fees and such. I don't want to imagine this all going to him.
cyberghostface 18th-Dec-2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
I read somewhere that he owes 2 million in fees so he's trying to pay it with this
rex_dart 18th-Dec-2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
And the art itself is even awkward, heavy-handed garbage.
mistress_infy 18th-Dec-2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
I'm just...I'm just gonna go hug my portfolio and think about how much I hate people.
vulturoso 18th-Dec-2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
Wait this is the guy who murdered a kid and beats women, right.

Just checking.
ferlingmule 18th-Dec-2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
Come now; he was a black kid and she was a woman, neither of which are worthwhile to society DUH
hammersxstrings 18th-Dec-2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was recently able to avoid charges in a domestic dispute spat with his girlfriend.

well, yeah. his daddy is a judge, isn't he?
shortsweetcynic 18th-Dec-2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
well, yeah. his daddy is a judge, isn't he?

hadn't heard this.

explains a lot, though.
ferlingmule 18th-Dec-2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
I must say... I quite like how he included "with justice for all." It's like real life troll art! Since, obviously, justice was completely served.
vulturoso 18th-Dec-2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
§8. Respect for flag
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning
bmh4d0k3n 18th-Dec-2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
Which part are you saying applies? The bit about never placing words on the flag? I don't think this covers representations of the flag in art (or "art").
shorofsky 18th-Dec-2013 08:12 pm (UTC)

My husband always wanted to call the police on GWB for signing his name to flags at rallies and such.

squidger 18th-Dec-2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
oystermato 18th-Dec-2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
are you FUCKING kidding me
astridmyrna 18th-Dec-2013 08:31 pm (UTC)

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oystermato 18th-Dec-2013 08:33 pm (UTC)
I would like this motherfucker dead. And gone. Thrown into the sun, into a black hole, don't give two fucks.
oystermato 18th-Dec-2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
I FUCKING hate people today. I can't.
sio 18th-Dec-2013 09:12 pm (UTC)
the only way i can look at this is to bet that none of those bids are even legit. and there won't be shit he or ebay can do about it, either.
ellonwye 18th-Dec-2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
I fucking hate this asshole.
lil_bunni_fu_fu 18th-Dec-2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
So using photoshop filters and having it printed on canvas is consider a "painting". Quick edit of the image

I spent 5 minutes on this. Took me 3 seconds to find the background image. So I have a hard time believing he painted it.
I think it's a combination of Cut out and Neon Glow photoshop filters with one other.

Edited at 2013-12-18 11:09 pm (UTC)
astridmyrna 18th-Dec-2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
I just googled "American Flag" and there it is! Right in the second row. I guess we can add "photoshop hack" to his long list of stellar qualities.
blackjedii 19th-Dec-2013 12:05 am (UTC)
I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences

you mean when you're not threatening your girlfriend or ex-wife??
alryssa 19th-Dec-2013 12:40 am (UTC)
Not enough Fuck This Guy tags in the world.

lovedforaday 19th-Dec-2013 01:52 am (UTC)
of course the bids reached that amount. i wouldn't be surprised if he has some secret benefactor(s) that he's neglecting to tell the courts about.
ebay313 19th-Dec-2013 01:54 am (UTC)
That is a shit painting.

Not surprised by the money he is getting though. He murdered an innocent kid, got away with it, and in the process became pretty much famous. He has lots of racist supporters still.
nextdrinksonme 19th-Dec-2013 03:03 am (UTC)
That does not say "nation". That says "Nayion".
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