Bidding at eBay nears $100,000 for George Zimmerman’s first-ever painting

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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:04 AM
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The 18-inch-by-24-inch canvas shows a rippling American flag in close-up, painted in light and dark blue hues, with the words “God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All,” painted in white letters on the darker stripes. The painting’s seller is listed as “therealgeorgez,” and it’s described as the “first hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman.”


My complements Mr. Zimmerman. Marketing genius in the time honored tradition of P T Barnum, Madison ave and Alfred Kinsey. Capitalizing on notoriety using the entertainment industries classic economic model. Hucksterism....maybe.
Or perhaps true artistic expression. Only the artist know for sure.

Mr. Zimmerman, I'm sure there are many folks interested in reading your account of events. Will there soon be a book gracing the aisles of Barnes and Nobel. I hope so! What a wonderful Xmas gift for that special person. Perhaps next Christmas eh Mr. Z?




posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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Well ... the law says that he's an innocent man and he is making a living the best way he can.
He's not breaking the law. He's earning his own income. And he's not living off taxpayers.
So ... I'm fine with him painting or writing ... or anything like that ... to earn a living.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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I'm surprised it wasn't of a gun over the backdrop of domestic violence, things he has experience in. Maybe that will be his next one.

And 100,000 dollars??? Many professional and respected paintings haven't been sold for that much.
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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:24 AM
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Chamberf=6
reply to post by olaru12
 

I'm surprised it wasn't of a gun over the backdrop of domestic violence, things he has experience in. Maybe that will be his next one.

And 100,000 dollars??? Many professional and respected paintings haven't been sold for that much.
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I think we both know it's not about art or painting. It's a cultural statement, an icon, to God only knows what.
Personally it think it's a very tacky way to exploit his fans but it's still doing business the American way. Capitalism in it's crudest and most cruel form.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:27 AM
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I agree and he has every right to do this.

But...
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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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the only reason he is so famous is due to the media carrying the story everywhere, making him out to be a criminal before there were even charges filed. now people want to complain that he's "cashing in" on the publicity? i'd say he's making the most out of a desperate situation.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:39 AM
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I'm on a mobile with a crappy signal. Lol where is the painting? I'd like to see it.

Also high profile eBay bids often- almost always- fall through. People just want to get in on the bidding action with the winner always blaming his cat or toddler for the winning bid. Lol

I doubt it will go for that high. But we will see n



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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Capitalism, YAY!!

Gawd, this country would make even Rome blush during Nero's reign.

Not to worry about Fukushima or the Pacific Ocean dying kiddies, cuz Santa Claus (along with the historically 'proven' Jesus) is WHITE!!!

And that's what important, none of this other stuff.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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Following in the footsteps of a Hero?
Charlie Manson was the first to try and sell artwork.

www.charliemanson.com...



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:49 AM
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Who would be nuts enough to pay that much money for a painting created by a crazy person. Oh that's right, most famous artists were a little excentric.


I guess I will never be famous, I am not crazy enough. Anyone wanting the presidents job isn't sane. I can't even qualify to be a politician yet.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:51 AM
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Well, most famous artists didn't kill anyone.

This is my shot at art fame guys! Just kill someone and get on TV!

And can i just say, that painting really isn't that great. In fact, it look suspiciously like a certain kit I've seen on a paint by numbers webstore.
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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:02 PM
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Looks like we might have to report the Z to ebay for fakery.
www.democraticunderground.com...

Check it out. Looks like he solarized the image, had it copied to canvas and painted over it.

ART!



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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I couldn't see the painting, but people must have to much money to on their hands if this thing is going for over $100,000. This guy will be a tiny blip in Wikipedia 50 years from now.

I'd buy a sweet car with $100,000.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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Well he was found innocent so he has the right to paint, write and sell to make a buck. That being said we will see if the offer of 99000+ is a real offer or if it's just some kook bidding it up. I seriously doubt anyone is going to pay that kind of money for that. Did you see how many knockoffs there are for sale as well. Do we know for sure that it is THE George Zimmerman or just "therealgeorgez"?



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:17 PM
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His brother says it's real.

Real talk here:

You think I could get about 500 K for this if I killed someone?



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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Im so sick of Zimmerman.. and trayvons family. The mom who never raised him wants big bucks for a book she wants to write. Oh boy...

Anyway, Im going to paint some crappy thing on some canvas. I'll sell it to one of you cheap.. cause it will gain value pretty soon. I have this neighbor Im ready to strangle...



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:25 PM
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Does his brother say he stole it from "democratic underground" too?



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:28 PM
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damwel
Does his brother say he stole it from "democratic underground" too?


Of course not! Although I will say thanks to a certain "Hope" painting copyright theft art is pretty hard to kill. It wouldn't matter anyway. But, people are dumb if they actually believe someone with only a few months of experience could paint like that without some serious aid (probably a paint by number scan).



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people"
- H. L. Mencken



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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Chamberf=6
reply to post by olaru12
 

I'm surprised it wasn't of a gun over the backdrop of domestic violence, things he has experience in. Maybe that will be his next one.

And 100,000 dollars??? Many professional and respected paintings haven't been sold for that much.
edit on 12/17/2013 by Chamberf=6 because: (no reason given)


Banksy makes MILLIONS using nothing more than a template and a can of spray paint.

Kudos to both of them if they can make a living by getting idiots to buy their stuff.





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