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.