This is just too weird.
The ultra rich live in a very strange world.
I really like what you guys are usually uup too. This type of clever work and exposure!
Keep up the awesome works guys I’ve included you guys to blogroll.
I can only imagine that whoever had the winning bid will be adding it to an already eclectic collection that surely includes some original John Wayne Gacy paintings.
Honestly, this makes me wonder how much Bush’s would go for…
All I can guarantee is that it would sell for far, far too much.
Have you watched ‘Exit through the Gift Shop’? Indeed the art world and life in general are weird…
Ah, yes. Exit Through the Gift Shop really exposes the fan fare that is art today.
Reblogged this on Reason & Existenz and commented:
Curious if anyone has actually VERIFIED that this is truly a work by Zimmerman, and not someone posing as him to ride a free opportunity. I live in Orlando. This event was a big deal here. Obviously the national exposure makes it even bigger. Would be pretty crafty to put up a work of art and ride the controversy all the way to the bank.
I hope people who are outraged by this story don’t fall victim to reposting it to express their anger, because any press is good press. Let’s get some facts first.
I was skeptical at first, but this photo seems to be pretty good proof:
Awesome! This should go on your blog page. Not the tweets! Thanks for backing this up.
Ya know. I’m looking at this on my phone. On closer inspection, it looks like he’s holding a box with the image photoshopped over the front. I’ll have to log onto my laptop later and look even closer look.
[…] George Zimmerman’s Art Sells for Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars. […]
This reminds me of the killer from the movie Art School Confidential.
[…] No, really. […]
makes you want to give up.
Interesting post and comments. No matter what you think of Zimmerman, this only goes to show the value of a piece being tied to a historic event. Whether it is art of an artifact, relating it to a fameous event or person adds value. Beyond that, we just have to be really really good artists! Don’t get discouraged, just make great art.
I guess there are many facets to valuing pieces of art. He is definitely milking his infamy in that regards. I haven’t bothered to look. Did it actually sell?
I suppose the buyer subscribes to ‘the greater fool theory’. As a historic person it’s doubtful that Zimmerman will be remembered for long (at least from my European horizon – Zimmerman? What Zimmerman? An Anerican killer? Ah, ok)
Should I appreciate this because it confirms my negative views?
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