George Zimmerman Is Now Selling Original Oil Paintings On eBay

paintingsTaking into account the abysmal artistic quality, six-figure price, and notoriety of its creator, could this be considered the worst art in American history? Tampa’s Bay News 9 reports that George Zimmerman is selling his signed paintings on eBay and bidding is skyrocketing:

It appears George Zimmerman has turned to painting, and is selling his own, original artwork on eBay not one week after prosecutors dropped domestic violence charges against him.

Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., has confirmed the auction is real, and said the painting is, indeed, the work of his brother, who was acquitted of murder in July for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford.

The painting’s starting bid was set at $50, plus an additional $40 for expedited shipping from Sanford, according to the auction page. As of 10:50 p.m. Monday, the leading bid was $99,966.

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  • DJBabyBuster

    This is fucking despicable, and worse still the supportive comments he’s received and posted in the questions answered make me sick. I hope he answers my question: How do you sleep at night?

    • Andrew

      Google “Witness 9.”

      • DJBabyBuster

        thanks for the heads up

  • Ted Heistman

    Seems like a good idea…

  • mannyfurious

    Jesus. The world is a terrible place….

    • Ted Heistman

      Maybe I should cater to rich vigilantes with my art. The New Age Hippies keep favoriting my stuff on ETSY but not buying it.

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/coyoteshaman

      • echar

        I’ll trade you a grilled cheese sandwich for the one on top left.

        • Ted Heistman

          That’s sold actually. But I could make you your own totem portrait for $50! Some trendy hipster sandwich joint somewhere probably charges that much for a Grilled cheese!

          • echar

            You drive a hard bargain, two grilled cheese sandwiches.

            Seriously though, even the $10 pieces are out of my range. Cool stuff though.

      • VaudeVillain

        Shouldn’t be hard to make that happen: just dumb down your work, shoot a black kid, and you’re good to go.

      • mannyfurious

        Haha. Nice. From my experience, the New Age Hippies often have a lot of money themselves (those who aren’t transient-types, that is). Cheapskates.

        • Ted Heistman

          I must be the transient type, Lol!

          I am having some luck. I shouldn’t complain. I made $200 last month. I just have to keep making stuff. That’s the main thing.

      • Andrew

        Needs more blood. That’ll get rid of them. ;)

        • Jin The Ninja

          many moons ago, for a senior art project i used blood from a chinatown pig’s liver to ‘simulate’ blood in a (naked) crucifixion of our lady of guadalupe piece. needless to say it was not displayed on the wall alongside the other senior art projects. and my teacher was a very nice, hippyish woman who gave me a grimace and an ‘A.’

  • CosmicAmazing

    I guess it’s true.. There’s no such thing as bad press coverage. Maybe he should start selling self portraits of himself as targets. Capitalize on his fame as much as he can. Good way to make the haters pay your bills for ya ;-)

  • Calypso_1

    He and GW should show together.

    • Ted Heistman

      Dubya seems to have more talent, which seems ironic to say…

      • Calypso_1

        ‘Talent’ and ‘Irony’ are both terms are would prefer to exclude in descriptions of either of these persons.

        • Ted Heistman

          Well, I don’t know. Dubya may have been making art. I mean it was hobbyist type art and he didn’t mean to have it foisted upon the public, but I have to say its more art that this Flag abomination.

  • Ted Heistman

    It should be displayed with this audio in an endless loop

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-9-2010/moment-of-zen—let-the-eagle-soar

  • echar

    IMO, this would be better art if someone pissed on it.

  • American Cannibal

    Whatever it takes to keep this killer off the streets, I’m OK with his new hobby.

  • gustave courbet

    As a professional artist, I can assure everyone that Zimmerman’s image does not meet the minimum level of intellectual rigor, emotional honesty, or technical competency to be considered art, thus leaving the field’s reputation intact. It may be happily displayed next to the collection of Thomas Kinkade paintings that the purchaser no doubt owns, without risk of creating cognitive dissonance or sparking any sort of introspective inquiry, be it spiritual, intellectual, emotional, etc.

    • mannyfurious

      Damn dude, Kinkade was a modestly talented, fascist asshole. But he never shot a black kid and got away with it.

      I’m sure Zimmerman’s work will sit comfortably next to all the confederate flags and “don’t tread on me, bro” posters in the home it’s sure to end up in, though.

      • Ted Heistman

        Yeah, that’s it in a nutshell.

      • gustave courbet

        Ha, maybe Kinkade never had the opportunity Zimmerman did. Maybe all those idyllic cabins he painted look like Jeffery Dahmer’s apartment on the inside…

        • mannyfurious

          That’s now actually my preferred method of perceiving/interpreting Kinkade’s paintings. Thanks for that.

  • DeepCough

    You are no John Wayne Gacy, George Zimmerman.

  • d4l3d

    Someone elsewhere discovered the original Shutterstock photo used as a line-for-line reference. Wouldn’t be at all surprised if he projected it onto his canvas as a B&W, painting it blue. Probably took about an hour all together. Someone prior should be getting a major chunk of the profits. They did the real work before his GSR stained mitts got involved. My understand is this was not public domain. To my eye, it’s too close to be considered artist license. Maybe he’ll get sued.

    • Ted Heistman

      That’s what happened to Banksy with his Obama portrait

  • Ted Heistman

    I still don’t hate this guy. I think his art is pretty bad, but once gain hating him doesn’t make one a good person. That seems to be the logic some people are following.

    • Ted Heistman

      I think Zimmerman made a mistake and he and Trayvon were on a collision course. It may not have been Zimmerman, it may not have been Trayvon, but both these guys were heading towards violence.

      • Ted Heistman

        Yes, I am having a conversation with my self. I see the other side too which is gross. I don’t think Zimmerman was a racist himself, but he is popular with a lot of people who seem very racist, basically because he shot a black kid. He is cashing in on the worst mimetic garbage of The Flag and ra ra ra vigilantism.

        But still, if some other young wanna be thug black kid shot Martin, this wouldn’t be news. Why? Because he wasn’t as cute in his 12 year old school picture?

  • Chumpie Jawns

    First of all, get your facts straight…he used interior latex house paint, not oils.