Skip to comments.George Zimmerman selling artwork...bids have reached $100,000 [ebay.com]
Posted on 12/17/2013 2:52:48 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
George Zimmerman is selling an original painting on eBay and with several days remaining on the auction, bids on the former neighborhood watch captains art had reached $100,000.
The Florida man posted his painting Monday, less than a week after domestic abuse charges against him were dropped when his girlfriend Samantha Scheibe chose not to pursue them....
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Betcha the auction gets pulled before it ends, just like the aluminum “ant sculpture” was.
I don’t know, the seller has zero feedbacks. Oh what the heck, I’ll bid.
How can the housing complex be considered responsible? Makes no sense.
Is there any confirmation that this is the real GZ?
Why did eBay pull the aluminum ant colony sculpture?
Trayvon Martin’s parents planning book
Trayvon Martin’s Parents Retain American Program Bureau as Their Exclusive Speakers’ Agency
A Trayvon Martin fashion statement [parents/Crump want more $$$]
Trayvon Martins brother interning in Rep. Frederica Wilsons office
"Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges this summer after gunning down unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012"
Notice they used the photo of a 12 year old Trayvon Martin.
eBay never publicly tells why an auction is pulled, but I’m guessing there was some phony bidding going on that was stirred up by the video going “viral”. Previous sales of those ant sculptures never went over $250.
The other possibility was that animal rights freaks were raising a stink.
In the case of this painting, there do seem to be some legitimate bids, but there’s a lot of suspicious ones.
And then there’s the issue of whether GZ is attempting to profit from his “crime”, even though the jury said there was no crime.
But that doesn’t really matter. If enough pressure is put on eBay from the Justice-4-Trayvon crowd, they will pull the auction. eBay is a private company, and they make their own rules.
Ants aren’t animals, but never let the facts get in the way of liberal lunacy.
Makes every sense. The housing complex has a lot of money and can afford the bill. Justice in civil trials doesn’t rest any longer with obsolete concepts like ‘whether people are guilty or not’.
George is very fortunate to have brother Robert.
“How can the housing complex be considered responsible?”
Because they have legally mandated insurance. The liberal mantra is “somebody is injured. Somebody has to pay!”
That’s why the legislature mandates insurance.
Ants are animals.
You’re right; their Kingdom is Animalia, their Class is Insecta.
huh kingdom animalia but don’t let the facts get in the way
No doubt the same 'animal rights' freaks that have various bug sprays in their cabinets.
Is there any confirmation that this is the real GZ?
At those prices you’d think someone would be asking for legitimacy. Heck where’s he
doing all the painting at? Is he toting it around from live in to live in? Maybe he’s
doing it in someones shop. Who knows but $100,000 will get people digging.
Well, he had to do something to earn a living after they fired him from Men’s Wearhouse.
Because no one has ever submitted a fraudulent bid on ebay for a high profile auction...
Not knowing a lot about how ebay works, what if the $100,000 bid is the winner and the person refuses to pay it? Does it go to the next highest bidder or is Zimmerman out of luck entirely?
This clearly indicates that Mr. Zimmerman has a future as an artist.
There was a famous (infamous) New York “artist”, who hired starving art school graduates to work minimum wage, creating works of art that, if they met his approval, he would sign and sell as his own. This was not a secret, and not only did he go out of his way for others to know this, he openly sneered at his art patrons as incompetent imbeciles with no taste in art.
Sylvester Stallone and his mother were perhaps his biggest patrons, buying up dozens of works at stupidly high prices.
I mention this because this is precisely what Mr. Zimmerman should do. In addition to his own paintings, he should pay starving art school graduates (of which there is an endless supply), to create works. Then, to be a *bit* more authentic, he should modify those paintings to his own taste and sell them as his own.
Oddly enough, this used to be how art schools run by recognized masters functioned. They would get a dozen talented students to make paintings in the style of the master, then either modify them a little, or not, and sell them under the master’s name. This is how single masters are today attributed to hundreds of works of art, even though they personally did only a typical small number.
I would take it one step further, however, if I were Mr. Zimmerman. I would subdivide works into two distinct styles, one very colorful and pleasant, and the other dark and morbid, “Night Gallery” stuff. This would insure that “his” paintings had the widest possible audience.
He might even have a humorous series done about Obama. Something like depicting them both relaxing in a sauna in a bath house. That would certainly set tongues wagging.
Capitalism at work. Its a wonderful thing.
A photo of George Zimmerman holding the painting has now been posted on eBay.
I dunno. I think this lowers Zimmerman to T Martin parent’s level.
Well the words and the color may be George’s but the image sure isn’t:
Hopefully it isn’t copyrighted.
..but I see this as a win win for George, and not at all in the same league as his.... 'not so great parenting skills'.... parents.