Tuesday, December 17, 2013

George Zimmerman's new hobby: making bad art

Posted By on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 8:48 PM

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We saw this on eBay yesterday, but did not believe it could possibly be real. But today, Mediaite and CNN are both saying that this piece of stock art with words Photoshopped on it is indeed a bad piece of artwork by George Zimmerman.

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As Mediaite points out, the piece is basically an image from Shutterstock that has been colored blue with what looks like the watercolor filter and had the phrase "God one nation with liberty and justice for all" typed on it. Oh, and his signature, too.

Here is the image from Shutterstock that Mediaite says the original artwork is based on:

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The piece is currently going for $110,100 on eBay. So far, 108 people have bid on the piece.

Here is a sampling of the "inquiries" made by people on the auction page:

Q: Hi. I was wondering if this account belongs to real GZ.

A: Thanks for your question, Yes, this account and my twitter @therealGeorgeZ belong to me, George M. Zimmerman. I have received this question a lot so I posted a picture of me holding my painting with the hope that would... Continue reading

Dec 17, 2013

Q: george, pleasee dont leave florida . you are our hero. please run for a political office! we need you. God bless you.

A: Thank you, your words of kindness and support will influence my decision on where to plant my roots. Your friend, GZ

Dec 17, 2013

Q: What is the medium; oil or acrylic? Thanks

A: Thanks for your question, The paint was donated to me by a great friend (J.S.), as far as I know it is regular household latex paint. I know its not the fanciest, but it is what we had and I needed to put these visions onto... Continue reading

Dec 17, 2013

Q: Just wanted to tell you we all love you and stand behind you. You have so many people on your side I hope you know that!

A: Thank you so much for the words of kindness and support. I do know how many great Americans are still here, I run into at least 3-5 a day that go out of their way to tell me the same. Your Friend, GZ @therealGeorgeZ

Dec 16, 2013

Q: Hi i am interested in the painting and was wondering how big it was? Also did you sign the painting? Thanks and have a good day

A: Thanks for your inquiry, The painting is 18" x 24" and yes, it is signed :-) Your friend, GZ

Dec 16, 2013

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