Zimmerman painting on eBay up to $100,000

Zimmerman won't be feeling blue if the painting sells for $100,000. (Image from eBay)

Zimmerman won't be feeling blue if the painting sells for $100,000. (Image from eBay)

Former murder defendant George Zimmerman may have found a lucrative new career as an artist.

A painting by Zimmerman is currently up for auction on eBay and last I checked the bid was up to $100,000. You can buy all kinda fake police equipment with that kind of money.

A Florida TV station is reporting the painting, called “America,” is legit.

I am not an art critic but I’d say it is well done, though it looks like something you’d find on a T-shirt, not in a museum.

It is 18 by 24 inches on canvas and signed. The medium is not specified.

Bidding started four days ago at 99 cents and 98 bidders quickly raised the price to $99,000. Are these are real bidders with real money? There’s no way of knowing.

The listing’s description says the artwork is the “First hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman. Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. 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.”

There are laws that prevent convicted criminals from profiting from artwork and writings, but Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Bidding is set to end Monday at 12:55 a.m. EST.

Zimmerman could use the dough. After a recent domestic violence arrest he told a judge he had $144 to his name and owed $2.5 million, most likely to his attorneys.

61 comments Add your comment

AtlSteve

December 17th, 2013
11:37 am

It’s good to see he’s finding a way to make money

Denise

December 17th, 2013
11:38 am

At 11:01 a.m 12/17/13, my cousin passed away after her one year fight with breast cancer. The urgency for me like never before is to forgive, over look offenses and pray for those who are outside of the covenant of God. Before all the hateful and crazy postings…all I can do is pray and pity those whose hearts are filled with so much anger, hate and bitterness. It’s destructive.

Denise

December 17th, 2013
11:42 am

Remember this…God Almighty is not black, white, brown or yellow…HE is a spirit. He is not a democrat or republican…he is the Almighty God…maker and creater of all things. You will NEVER be able to fit Him into your box so stop trying. He loves ALL humans just the same. So stop trying to justify your sin…just repent of it and move on.

romeo

December 17th, 2013
12:03 pm

I am really at a loss for words. I guess I have more questions than comments. WHY? Seeing something like this makes one think if there is a God . You could not pay me 100.000 to put this in my home. The painting in of it self is average at best. To think someone would want a reminder in their home that the person that killed a 17 year old boy painted this picture. To many white people Zimmerman is a hero because he killed a black child and got away with it. Even after the events after the trial and knowing what Zimmerman has been doing some people are still cheering him on. To the people who have bided on this painting. The next time you see a child killed a woman raped or someone killed just for being in the right place at the wrong time don’t say a word because you are every bit as guilty as the person who commited the crime.

Bernie31

December 17th, 2013
12:05 pm

Liberty & Justice For All……What a Joke!

All one sees is JUST US.

gtcaryd

December 17th, 2013
12:10 pm

Bernie, quit stealing Richard Pryors material.

How Sick

December 17th, 2013
12:10 pm

How sick of people to want to purchase ANYTHING this child murderer/evil person has to sell. That’s just sick. Every single red cent he will get from this or any other thing he does need to to directly to Trayvonn Martins family!

Susan

December 17th, 2013
12:12 pm

I agree with you Romeo 100%. Only SICK RACIST people are supporting Zimmerman. Let them all have at it. They will reunite in hell!

...And Justice For Alll

December 17th, 2013
12:13 pm

@ rome

Where are thou juliett?

Listen, thank God we have a justice system that requires proof in order to find someone guilty of a crime.

Bottom line is any one can comitt a crime and get away with it – if the crime they committed can not be proven to be comitted by the accused.

I simply can accuse someone of a crime simply because I don’t like someone – there is a burden of proof that must be established.

Bottom line is the jury believed Zimmerman’s defense and the prosecution could not prove their case.

That’s it – get over it and move on….that’s our justice system.

God Bless the USA……

Susan

December 17th, 2013
12:14 pm

Yep justice for anyone who did not look like Trayvon Martin. Where is his justice?

Susan

December 17th, 2013
12:16 pm

…And Justice For All. What are YOU smoking? You are crazy as hell. I guarantee you if Zimmerman would have killed a white girl your statement would have gone a lot differently. He killed a child period. You better hope that nobody kills any of your loved ones. If they do, lets see how quick you will be to say such a stupid thing!

...And Justice For Alll

December 17th, 2013
12:20 pm

@Susan

I support Zimmerman – and I am black..

You have to proof someone comitted a crime.

That means there will be folks who will walk free even if they are guilty as sin – i.e. OJ Simpson, Zimmerman, Casey Anthony et al.

I believe Zimmerman is guilty – but the prosecution did not prove their case – period.

Let’s flip the script – Have you ever been accused of something you know you did not do?

What would be your reaction – if the charges are serious – then you must get a lawyer and mount a defense.

Wake up…..that’s our justice system – like it or not, good or bad. It is what it is.

4DaBirds

December 17th, 2013
12:21 pm

romeo, where are these white people you speak of? I’ve seen no one cheer on Zimmerman. I’ve seen no one proclaim him to be a hero. Zimmerman is not even white. I don’t know a single white person who thinks Zimmerman was in the right. Most white people would tell you that no matter what happened that Zimmerman should have just called the police instead acting on his own.

...And Justice For Alll

December 17th, 2013
12:25 pm

@Susan,

OJ was aquitted – he was black and killed not one but two white people.

It’s not always about race so much so it’s about class.

You can look like Trevon and have justice if you have enough money to buy your way out of trouble.

OJ Simpson proved that!!!!!

Stop playing the race card – use the Class card – that’s the real story….

partlycloudy

December 17th, 2013
12:33 pm

OMG who would give George Zimmerman money for anything? He’s a killer. But there are people who collect things from killers, which makes the collectors weird as well. Zimmerman is crazy, one of those guys who is a cop wannabe but he’s too unstable to be a cop, so people don’t need to encourage him. He will kill again. And he will reproduce, which is scary also.

Wynn

December 17th, 2013
12:38 pm

Don’t worry folks,mr. zimmerman will get his.There is not enough money in the world to keep him from what he’s going through now and in the future.He murdered an innocent child,and he will pay.I wouldn’t even capitalize his name.I kept it in small letters,just as he is a small person,and I do use the term “person” loosely.

...And Justice For Alll

December 17th, 2013
12:38 pm

@partycloudy

You’re judging – I don’t agree – you are not God.

Zimmerman can repent – and find is way into heaven. Who knows you and him may be buddies in the next life.

Lighten up…and forecast for a Sunny day.

:)

Ivan Markovic

December 17th, 2013
12:39 pm

Buying a painting from a murderer shows your real inner person.

BettyBoop38

December 17th, 2013
12:41 pm

Gee, Susan, I don’t know, but from what was said prior to the trial, Trayvon’s father’s in the White House. “‘Cause if I had a son, he might look like Trayvon.” Could you imagine a white president saying that about a white person who was killed? Good grief, they’d be rioting in the streets, burning down black-owned business, attacking people at random, rather like animals. The 6-ft. plus “child” (who outweighed Zimmerman) was up to no good that night. It was past his curfew and he had been sent to live with his father because he was getting too much for his mother to handle. Lots of facts before, during and after in the trial were sugar-coated.

Dee

December 17th, 2013
12:44 pm

So sad…Welcome to America

Barry O

December 17th, 2013
12:52 pm

George Zimmerman is WINNING! Must be nice.

MeaneyMouse

December 17th, 2013
12:52 pm

Isn’t he the brother of the guy that went out with that mob guys sister until he got whacked /(*..*)\

emo

December 17th, 2013
12:54 pm

So….is he gonna run for office now? I can just see him and Joe the Plumber as freshman Congressmen. I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Bernie31

December 17th, 2013
12:55 pm

Just What I wanted for Christmas, A Painting from a unrepentant Child Killer…….The Buyer of this Art will sow The SINS of the Painter as well.

Wendy

December 17th, 2013
1:11 pm

This sewer rat deserves to rot. I would not give him one penny for anything he is selling. The people who are supporting deserve to rot with him. He is a murderer and he has gotten lucky too many times. His time will come when he crosses the wrong person and his number will be up.

Lucy's Mama

December 17th, 2013
1:37 pm

Zimmerman was found not guilty, which is not the same as innocent. But Trayvon was not a saint, even though many want to portray him as an innocent choir boy. What happened was sad, it was a horrible tragedy, and can never be fully understood, except by the two people who were there, one of whom is no longer here to speak for himself. Zimmerman has MORE than paid for his part in this tragedy, and will for the rest of his life. Stop being so judgemental, oh you who are without sin.

Ricecakes

December 17th, 2013
1:39 pm

How pathetic that Americans make people like Zimmerman, the Kardashians and the likes celebrities and/or rich. This man does not deserve to receive this type of recognition let alone $100,000 for a painting or anything else. Only in America!

Ely Caguco

December 17th, 2013
1:41 pm

St. Paul before he became a saint was a group leader in persecution of Christians. Mary Magdalene, was said to be a prostitute. And Moses, himself killed an Egyptian construction official, yet he was chosen by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Life indeed, is a mystery. No one knows really what’s in store or the count of the score, when it comes to a person’s destiny.

Lucy's Mama

December 17th, 2013
1:43 pm

Well said Ely Caguco!!

trayvons skittles

December 17th, 2013
1:49 pm

..could buy lots of skittles and watermelon tea also with that kind of money, to be fair.

BG

December 17th, 2013
2:04 pm

Good for him!

Fletch

December 17th, 2013
2:08 pm

Ah we revisit this again…people, he didn’t break the law. Period. You call him a child murderer on what basis? He was in fact found not guilty of murder. Meaning he is not a murderer. Every day hundreds of black kids all over the country are murdered in cold blood – where is your outrage? Jesse Jackson drove through the murder capitol of the country (S Side Chicago) on the way to his private jet at Midway to go down to FL to protest this case. The hypocrisy is insane. Obviously the only killer of black kids in this country is George Zimmerman. He probably did racially profile the kid, but to be honest, the profile is not imaginary – kids who look like trayvon commit most of the violent crimes in this country. Not PC of me, but a fact. Yes, it is wrong to racially profile but do yourself a favor as well and stop fitting the profile!

HERE COMES THE JUDGE!

December 17th, 2013
2:12 pm

Non of us lives in a perfect world…in fact, the word “perfect” is never used when it comes to describing humans!! Since I’ve skimmed over some of the comments, here my take: G.Z. was chosed by the devil himself/herself to do terrible things to all of us (including me). We are all commenting on a terrible incident that got way too much media attention, which caused the general public split the race card. I will never believe this was a racial incident…only a terrible one. G.Z. will never be the same person (good, bad or indifferent) for the remaining years of his life. Some of us will cheer that thought while some will shed tears…we all have our thoughts to ponder on the matter…why don’t we just keep them to ourselves…huh?

Van Jones

December 17th, 2013
2:21 pm

Wow, so many eyewitnesses posting on this blog. Why didn’t y’all testify at Zimm’s trial?

SBinF

December 17th, 2013
2:23 pm

I’m guessing a bunch of bogus bids. No one with a hundred grand lying around would be stupid enough to spend it on something like that.

Bad Guys

December 17th, 2013
2:24 pm

You’re forgetting Bad Guys have a lot of money, maybe like the irony of a painting made by someone who has killed!

indo

December 17th, 2013
2:36 pm

Jerry Ballew

December 17th, 2013
3:19 pm

What an atrocity this shell of a man is. Only the good die young is true.

steve

December 17th, 2013
4:00 pm

Well said Fletch! Yes, the hypocrisy is insane!!!

Sean Hannity

December 17th, 2013
4:11 pm

George would often paint me nude when he was staying at my house. Afterwards, we’d wrestle around on the bed until we were both good and sweaty. Well worth the money.

LydiasDad

December 17th, 2013
4:25 pm

Funny that all of you are worrying about Trayvon. All I heard was cheers of “The Juice is Loose!” when OJ was acquitted of a killing a white couple, in a trial where the guilt was much more obvious.

Carol

December 17th, 2013
4:39 pm

OMG Finally this man is doing something that can be considered productive. Of course the fact that it could go for $100,000 means there are still a bunch of idiots out there who think this guy can do no wrong. Or someone thinks it would be cool to have a painting by a murderer–still an idiot.

Carol

December 17th, 2013
4:40 pm

Well, P.T. Barnum was quite correct, there is a sucker born every minute.

Lydia

December 17th, 2013
5:00 pm

Dad, I thought two wrongs don’t make a right?

Bumper

December 17th, 2013
5:53 pm

If I hit the Mega Millions jackpot next Tuesday I’m bidding $100K for George’s masterpiece! It could be the piece de resistance of the Mr. and Mrs. Bumper mobile home do over.

Joe in Seattle

December 17th, 2013
5:54 pm

The painting is a fake, created from photoshop.

MrLiberty

December 17th, 2013
6:06 pm

Good for him. It costs a lot to defend yourself from a witch hunt these days.

Mama Says

December 17th, 2013
6:17 pm

Must be interesting to be a follower. All you absolute idiots who tow the race line.

If you gave a darn about what you say you know you would spend one day in a courtroom and watch all these criminals walk away free.

You also judge by the exact same standards you criticize others for doing. Not one of you know Zimmernam but you don’t think twice about judging him nor do think twice about your assumptions.

One day, idiots, just one. Go sit in a courtroom and watch them walk out all afternoon. People getting off without punishment is nothing new. Everyday it’s happening. It’s minorities and whites who are walking also. If you only cared about getting the actual truth.

It’s insane how ignorant and uninformed you are.

Take some time get the facts

Watchful Eyes

December 17th, 2013
6:34 pm

The only racism I see are all of you race baiters pulling the race card.

Michael

December 17th, 2013
6:50 pm

A blue flag? Commie.