A George Zimmerman Painting Costs Almost $100K on eBay

Up from a 99-cent starting price

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A screen shot of the eBay page for the "George Zimmerman Original Painting."

George Zimmerman is reportedly selling his art on eBay, and the bidding price for one painting skyrocketed from just 99 cents Monday to almost $100,000 by Tuesday morning.

Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted earlier this year in the high-profile shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is behind the eBay posting under his name, his brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. confirmed to Florida news outlet News 13. The signed painting is a blue filtered image of the American flag superimposed with words from the Pledge of Allegiance. In the eBay post, a statement says the canvas is “first hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman.”

“Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself,” reads the statement in the post. It continues:

“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 auction ends Dec. 21. It’s the first item, including any artwork, auctioned under the eBay profile @therealGeorgez.

27 comments
Achilles
Achilles

Trent Sawyer was arrested for admitting that he was doing a crime.

DeloresSmith
DeloresSmith

Georgie is looking forward to recieving all that money in time for Christmas except he won't get it because most of the bidders have no intentions of paying if they win.

If you haven't looked at the listing, please note that Georgie has control over which questions are posted in his listing and of course, he only posted the ones from supporters, not any from those who are not fond of him.

ClementWeather
ClementWeather

A whole lot of bedwetting still going on from the left wingnuts, because someone was shot while relentlessly beating who was screaming for help and mercy.  Reinforces to me that I'm left of CENTER and independent.   You folks are clones.  

ThomasHall
ThomasHall

Zimmerman claims that "painting allows therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors." A prison stint would allow him to continue his "art" and to remain indoors permanently without being a public menace to others.

therantguy
therantguy

Yah, it's one thing for an ebay auction to reach $100,000 it's quite another to actually have somebody pay for a $100,000 auction. The odds of fake bids on this are pretty high.

Openminded1
Openminded1

Good old George, maybe he will put away the guns, and continue is paintings or Maybe he will just do paintings of guns who knows. either way it will be an improvement in is character. Seems like he will make a few bucks at least on that one painting.

NaomiBlue
NaomiBlue

@RetaLaneHow do you think he stole it? He says he doesn't go outside. Also I don't know how he'd hide a painting that big while carrying it out of the DU place.

msah1on1
msah1on1

@ThomasHall  Openminded1 is a lot of things, but being black isn't one of them. It's extremely obvious that he's not.  He doesn't deserve, nor is he worth you wasting your time acknowledging his existence.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ThomasHall He was found innocent Tommy, and his girlfriend retracted her bs story, even his ex wife and her father retracted.  Sounds like he maybe a victim of vindictive people. Maybe Trayvon the thug should have just walked home in the rain like a good 17 year old would have,instead of circle back and confront people like he always did in school. Tm would have been killed by another black or cop by the time he was 19, he was a punk.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@therantguy True it could be his own brother bidding to hype up the price and generate interest.

aztecian
aztecian

@therantguyebay should shut the auction down if they know what is decent and the right thing to do.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@msah1on1 @ThomasHall Dumb ass I am black born to a white dad and black mom and i look black just like Obama but better looking and older. You just find it hard to believe a balck would say it it like it is and not pull the race card bs like most blacks do. Maybe you are black and can not handle that. or you prefer black sex. When a white person defends blacks no matter what, they are other delusional bleeding hearts or sleep with black men or women  and or they are black. blacks are for more racist dummy in 2013 then whites will ever be. I grew up black, worked the streets as a black cop I know racist .

ThomasHall
ThomasHall

Openmouthed--There is nothing open minded about you. Found innocent by an all-white jury. You do know that it was Zimmerman carrying a gun who followed and stalked a black teenager racially profiled on his way home from the store even when told not to by a police dispatcher?

Would you have been as supportive had the roles been reversed? 

You and Zimmerman have much in common. 

NaomiBlue
NaomiBlue

@Openminded1@therantguyActually, there are fake bids, but not by Zimmerman's brother. They're by a rabid member of the Trayvon supporters. His name is Trent Sawyer. I've never heard of him before, but I hear he has had something to do with Cabbage Patch dolls. I know about his fake bids because he has tweeted to the whole world about it. I don't know too much about how ebay works, but some have said the fake bids just tend to raise the bid to a higher point for the legitimate bidders.

DeloresSmith
DeloresSmith

Ebay is just a place to sell your items. Zimmerman has a item that he is trying to sell so there is no legitimate reason to shut the listing down. The bids are mostly fakes so GZ will not be getting paid all that money. Besides that, a couple of the bids have been retracted by the bidders and others have been cancelled by George. He is probably realizing that these are not serious bidders. Probably no one who bid in the 5 figure range is a serious bidder. George will have to pay $250 when his listing ends with a winner even if the winner doesn't pay unless he knows how to get a credit on the final value fee that ebay charges.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@aztecian @therantguy You forget George was found innocent , like OJ                                                                                                                                                                                   

Openminded1
Openminded1

@aztecian @therantguy Why because george is white, and Trayvon was black? Your racism always shows. He has to make money , better he paint then shoot.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

NaomiBlue
NaomiBlue

@ThomasHallYou are so very wrong. The jury was not all white as one was black. Zimmerman did NOT stalk anyone and neither did he racially profile anyone. Martin was reported as suspicious because he was acting suspiciously and matched the description of previous known burglars. A police dispatcher never told Zimmerman not to stalk Martin.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ThomasHall Redneck I have been called many things in my 30 years on the street never red neck. I am like Obama half black and half white and I have lived in both worlds moron. I also live in reality. Tm was anti white and that is very relevant cause and effect. If GZ where black he would not have confronted him. You also do not read well, I know and have mentioned many times GZ was and is a wannabe cop. As a policemen we hate guys like that but that is what is not relevant. He is a nobody, and a moron I have said since day one. But the fact remains he was found not guilty and that is the fact that matters. Tm was a punk with a propensity  for violence and was known for it. Had he just walked home like  a normal 117 year old would have he might be alive today. he was no innocent teenager.

ThomasHall
ThomasHall

Openmouthed--I have seen your posts  before. You are a twisted man who loves to call people "black man lover" (s). I can imagine what kind of cop you were. All of the points you make about TM being anti-white, etc. are irrevelant as to the time and situation.

GZ was/is a nobody, a self-appointed, laughable, pathetic, Barney Fife-type who could not even handle a teenager when confronted resulting in the point-blank shooting which he provoked. Obviously, you have too much time on your hands thanks to taxpayers. Attend college, serve in the military? I guess being a cop in your mind made you an honorary redneck bigot.

Think God does not know what's in your shriveled heart?

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ThomasHall Listen black man lover, I am black one of the few who never use the race card. OJ was found innocent by a mainly all black jury and one white women who like you loved black men and was afraid of riots in LA. You moron you read into what ever you want stupid, GZ was and is a moron but he was neighborhood watch, that is not stalking dummy. do your research there had been many burglaries in his neighborhood and the suspects where young black males, that is not racial profiling moron ,I spent 30 years as a policemen in a major  city, that is called PC, GZ called the police TM did  not. Tm was known to hate whites and fought in school all the time so much he was thrown out of one school and suspended from another. Do your homework and stop molesting black boys before you get arrested. I have nothing in common with GZ I am 63 years old ,black and a retired cop.


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