George Zimmerman Painting Apparently Worth $100,099.99

That's what it sold for on eBay Saturday

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Defendant George Zimmerman arrives for his murder trial in Semimole circuit court July 10, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

The oil painting George Zimmerman put up for sale on eBay last week is officially off the market. After bidding closed Saturday, the artwork fetched a cool $100,099.99.

Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer, who was acquitted in the high-profile death of Trayvon Martin, first listed his painting Monday at a starting price of $0.99. The 18-by-24 inch painting depicts the American flag in several shades of blue, and features the words “God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All.”

In the listing, Zimmerman offered the following statement:

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

The winning bidder has not yet been disclosed, but Zimmerman promised to hand-deliver the painting within the continental U.S.

37 comments
RichardS.Simon
RichardS.Simon

Either shilled or fake bids from people who wanted to "play" with Zimmerman.

RichardS.Simon
RichardS.Simon

Look at the bid history for this item. It was shilled and probably never sold.

czydiamond
czydiamond

If anyone thinks that jingoistic piece of garbage is worth anything they are deluded. Someone wanted to give Zim money.

Reboot1111
Reboot1111

It seems that the nation is still very much divided, which is no surprise, this unfortunate event only shed light on the dark.GZ bit off more than he could chew and as a result a young life was taken prematurely. Why are we so very blinded by race? We hate one another yet we really fear. What are we truly afraid of? When will we truly began to think for ourselves. We are made to think in terms of black and white, christianity and islam,rep/dem, rich/poor etc. We are the guiena pigs of the very small ruling elite, we are puppets that dance. GZ nor the deceased young man are or were no more innocent than anyone else. Some people feel that Trayvon was a thug, a deviant, more fully a worthless and dispendable life. What was his crime? How many of you have smoked pot in your youth or got into fights. I would imagine that GZ is living in hell, his conscience is his conviction. The kid didnt deserve to die, regardless of his background (which is irrelvant). We drape our nakedness with the American flag. Underneathe it all. Let there be peace on earth---Wake uP

PeskyVrmt
PeskyVrmt

I want a statement from eBay as to the validity of the sale.

ErnieBoomer
ErnieBoomer

This hero deserves the money for being crucified by the media and liberals that don't understand why a man defending himself should go free

RebeccaFranklin
RebeccaFranklin

That painting will bring bad luck. I hope it haunts the home of the person who has it in their possession and brings misery and despair because of the evil who created it.

GunHill2222
GunHill2222

At least it not the mayor of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford . At least Rob ford is way better than George Zimmerman.... At least they are comparing former Chris Farley to Rob Ford. As O.j. Simpson to George Zimmerman lol

justbeamensch
justbeamensch

He should have painted that on softer paper, it would then at least have a one time useful purpose.

roknsteve
roknsteve

This has scam written all over it.

LevarPatrick
LevarPatrick

If he moves to Utah he will have to paint people black then follow them around.

Openminded1
Openminded1

Good for George, he should use that money to move out of Florida.  maybe move to Utah, not many blacks there that will try to kill him.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@roknsteve The bid or GZ's painting? the bid may very well be a scam.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@LevarPatrick Now that is funny, because the few blacks that live in that racist mormon state act more white , so you are right he would have to make believe.

DerrickChambers
DerrickChambers

And it works the other way around too. Zim can't follow stalk chase and kill.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@EdwardJoseph @Openminded1 There is only one way he will not get paid and that is if the bid was a scam, which is very possible . but if it is real then he will get the money nothing to stop it at this juncture in his life. he does not owe the courts or anyone at this point.  

Openminded1
Openminded1

@DerrickChambers He did not stalk, he was neighborhood watch, he did not chase anyone he followed, he did kill but that was deemed self defense. 

Openminded1
Openminded1

@DeloresSmith The attorneys will have to pursue him and the IRS will be paid after he files his taxes. That will not stop him from being paid, if in fact the bid was not bogus.

DeloresSmith
DeloresSmith

He has some hefty legal bills to pay and the IRS will want their cut. If he actually does get paid (which I doubt he will), he will have to pay a few people.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@seancb He was not scared, he was confrontational , if he was scared he could have called 911 like GZ did. And never underestimate cops Sean, they are among the most street wise people anywhere any time.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@seancb @Openminded1 Sean you can spin this many ways the fact remains,Tm was a thug and not to bright, GZ is a moron and a wannabe cop, but the bottom line is TM would be alive today most likely if he had just gone home and GZ would have seen he lived there and it would have been over. Instead Tm did what he always did confront whitey and stick is black chest out and it cost him his life. As for cops understanding young teens from the hood, they do they deal with them everyday and sometimes get shot by the them. a 13 year old can shoot a gun too. and has many times. cops have to take charge in a traffic stop or in any situation they come across. If they let the punks take charge they are dead.

seancb
seancb

@ErnieBoomer man shut up your a know nothing your not even apart of this thread, what your saying is no were near the fact

seancb
seancb

@Openminded1 @Openminded1 Heres some enlighten for you...   yea cops are just as human as the next guy I agree, that does not change the fact that the justice system is screwed up. We do agree that you have your good & bad in every force that's great; you know your last words in your comment say it all.Of courses you should be respectful to a cop as you should be to all people black white are otherwise, but if I'm as smart as I think I am? Why would it be that serious.Say I step out of pocket (verbally) they have no right to take it to the next level.You know, when it comes to adults yea its time to be a bit less lenient but with kids and that's were it starts with;you cops need a new playbook. Which also includes Trayvon in that that.They are kids man do you not understand that? You also keep avoiding the fact that troubled white kids don't have to face these problems, the media wouldint let that happin, its not the race card im pulling facts because there are alot I feel the black community is  really to sensitive about and its despicable to me. Im referring to such things like Phil Robertson (duck dynasty) so I know where blacks are wrong to. which brings me back to my point you cops/general society  treat minority kids wrong and thuggish kids worse. In your own description Trayvon was a troubled teen man; this is a DIRECT QUESTION when your average white kid is troubled he or she dosint nearly get the same scrutiny? And for Trayvon if which you listen to the phone recording Trayvon had the comment of why are you following me all issues&emotions aside that's a (defensive comment) which does give Trayvon a stand your own ground defence his prier issues shouldint even be in play at this point. Period point blank if this happin to a white kid this argument wouldint even be happening and for you to fight that fact is just denial cross check your information please.

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Openminded1
Openminded1

@seancb @Openminded1 Let me enlighten you young blood. Cops are just like everyone else, they put their pants on the same way, they have families and loved ones. With that said some cops are dirt bags and thugs themselves. I have had to arrest cop a few times in 30 years. I retired a commander at my dept and had to suspend many . I have seen black cops that hate white people and love the chance to put them away or ruff them up. I have seen white cops do the same that hate blacks. Hispanics will tell you they would would rather deal with a white or black cop then one of their own. because latino cops are harder on their own. FYI Tm was a punk he was thrown out of one school and suspended at another all for fighting and he was in fights with whites most of time. he was staying with his dad to go to a different school ,his mom sent him to his dad for awhile. GZ in his statement to police said he lost sight of TM and then all of a sudden he found Tm coming up from behind him. evidence of the first report from GZ as to wear he first saw TM proves Tm  circled back around GZ. That is called evidence son, all that was established and would be routine in the investigation to establish GZ story as valid or bs. You know nothing about police work Sean you think very narrow like most young blacks and you are using the race card, it does not work, Al sharpton is a big mouth lining is own pockets with his race card crap that divides the races.  over 75% of time the likes of big mouth Al and Jessie are wrong and their race card crap has backfired. In 2013 blacks are far more racist then whites, who do you think put Obama in office? You need to grow up and if you are half as smart as you think you are, if you do get stopped by police watch your attitude. We have an old saying you can not beat the ride. You may win in court but you are still going to jail at that moment. So stay cool son and respectful.

seancb
seancb

@Openminded1Check this man I had my issues with the law when I was a kid now im older tho I know the only way to beat your kind is purely through education.My disdain from cops comes from the way cops are don't get me wrong each state has some of your cities finest but the vast majority of you  guys got issues.Of course self-responsibility plays a big role to so I don't play the race card, on that same point theres a stigma that black & latin kids have to deal with that white kids don't have to live with. Whether you see it or not, once again Trayvon did not circle back he was walking straight home he got worried about Zimmerman following him so he tries and get away somewhere Zimmerman approaches Trayvon and says what are you doing here Trayvon comes back with why are you following me then the struggle how is that trayvons fault? yes im black not a teenager and for your information im a independent and by the way as for being smarter then you im likely halp your age and im smarter then you, I will never be as experienced then you? I don't think me or you have control over that smart guy that comes with age homeboy. Oh and if you new anything Trayvon wasint a gangmember he was an athlete

Openminded1
Openminded1

@seancb @Openminded1 @DerrickChambers Are you black? A teenager? or just a bleeding heart liberal? Sonny you will never be as smart as me nor experienced. You are just using the race card as most blacks do, it will get you know where. By the way I am black I bet you did not figure on that one.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@seancb How many times you been arrested? Your hatred for law enforcement is apparent. Dumb I think not after 30 years as a cop in a major city I know punks and thugs and have seen and heard all the bs and race card crap. Tm did not have  a leg to stand on let alone stand your ground. He circled back and confronted GZ. All the punk had to do is go home and he would not have been killed that night.  Another night most likely but not by GZ, more likely by another black punk or a cop.

seancb
seancb

@Openminded1@seancb@DerrickChambers it figures your  a cop dumb idiots like you are the problem and he only chose to fight because he didn't know who Zimmerman was he was scared how come stand your own ground doseint apply to Trayvon smart guy?

seancb
seancb

@Openminded1@seancb@DerrickChambers what are you talking about no where does it ever say Trayvon circled around. Every news source says how Zimmerman followed him and approached him saying what are you doing around here. Its not ok to do that to any 17 year old kid especially when the kid is just walking home from the store. How do you and others not see this. He wasint even a thug the worst he was doing was smoking weed and had a few fights here and there. a lot of kids do that its just minority kids are the only one deemed as thugs, nor did he hate white people he said one slur in a private conversation. how many times have you done that with your friends its not a big deal until one acts on it which Zimmerman did do so why don't you get your facts straight you sound dumb

Openminded1
Openminded1

@seancb @Openminded1 @DerrickChambers Dummy I am a retired 30 year police veteran, that is not stalking under the law in the state of florida or any state. You are a black or bleeding heart liberal who wants to believe your own twist and spin, that does not make you right. he was found not guilty period just like OJ in his double murder case, that really was murder. GZ is a moron wannabe cop but did not commit murder. If the punk Tm had been just a normal non thug 17 year old he would have just gone home. Instead he chose to fight once again, this time he picked the wrong white guy.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@seancb @Openminded1 @DerrickChambers You are a dummy or black maybe both, very bias. Tm approached him not the other way around. Tm liked  to fight and hated whites. there is no law moron that says he can not approach , which he did not do anyway. The thug trayvon circled back behind Gz and took is big mouth and bravado to a gun fight and lost.

seancb
seancb

@Openminded1@DerrickChambers oh   and correction to derricks ignorant comment Zimmerman did more then follow in which case that's what he was suppose to do just FOLLOW also falling in that category to OBSERVE & REPORT. Nowhere should he be able to approach the kid with a gun and say something to the affect of what are you doing around here. Why in the hell does stand your own ground not apply to trayvon he had no idea who was following him what? he's not suppose to defend him self? 

seancb
seancb

@Openminded1 @DerrickChambers  So damn tired of people saying that, he admitted to FOLLOWING the kid on false pretenses. That alone is stalking because he was just walking home, put it this way if little Kyle was walking home lets just take away the hoody and give him a skate board with odd piercings and long hair. So an over zealous neighborhood watch person followed and approached him for no reason and kills him; America would not have that hypothetically speaking litter Kyle there would have had justice. I mean they would have some big old thing and change that law and probably name the law after him.Facts are the kid died because he was wearing a hoody while he was walking home.Police by law (not that they follow this) don't even have the right to approach and question a person like that  unless one is on probation or parole but Zimmerman can.Now lets take it a step further if you are walking and you have some creepy guy following you lets not forget that he FAILD to even identity himself and that situation I'm sure you would be on the defensive to are you kidding me

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