George Zimmerman “original painting” sells for $100,099.99

Saturday, December 21, 2013

 

Good afternoon and may you have a joyous winter solstice:

 

George Zimmerman certainly is.

 

His “original painting” sold for $100,099.99

 

From the Orlando Sentinel:

 

George Zimmerman earned a new title Saturday — professional artist — when eBay bidding ended on his six-figure oil painting.

The winning bid: $100,099.99.

It wasn’t immediately known who bought Zimmerman’s original oil painting showing part of an American flag washed in blue with the words “God,” “one nation,” and “with liberty and justice for all” printed in the flag stripes.

According to eBay, the painting received 96 bids from 24 bidders. The full usernames for each bidder was not listed, however.

Bidding ended at 12:55 p.m. today.

 
Only in Amerika, ladies and gentlemen.
 
What do y’all think about this?

82 Responses to George Zimmerman “original painting” sells for $100,099.99

  1. tinytruthseeker says:

    This painting sold for $62.00….. too bad….. If I had money I would have owned this one long before ever considering buying a paint by numbers canvas from the child killer

  2. towerflower says:

    Malisha….I agree, in the beginning there were established ebayers bidding on the item. Then (m****2) showed up at the $7500 mark and it went from there with that bidder being the high one. I’m betting he doesn’t get anywhere close to $10K by the time the fakes are weeded out……enough to wipe that grin off his face.

    • towerflower says:

      I bet after the fakes are also weeded out and the price drops big time, he’ll try and back out of delivering it in person.

      • Will ebay announce or post what the “original painting” actually sold for or if it sold at all?

        For example, what happens if all the bidders back out, or most of them do, and he doesn’t want to let it go for the lower price?

        • Dave says:

          In that case he can relist it, with or without an explanation.

          Alternatively, he could sell signed “limited editon” prints of the now world famous painting, leaving the rubes to assume that he had actually been paid for the original.

          • Dave says:

            If he doesn’t report nonpayment to eBay he will be billed for a percentage of the winning bid just as if he had actually been paid.

        • Trained Observer says:

          Fogen is obligated to set a floor at the time of the listing. If he didn’t , then he’s stuck with the lowest legit (if any) bid. If he fails to pony up his listed product to a legit winning bidder, he then risks being banned,( and likely will be) as a seller. Whatever he sells his crap for (assuming he does) means Ebay and PayPal will weigh in for a slice. If he tries to stiff them (and why not, since that what he does with most of his creditors) they’ll get in line with others. Will this be revealed? Maybe, maybe not. Ebay has profited greatly with publicity associated with this stunt, driving lots of folks to it site for a look-see and possibly bidding on other less celebrated items. Less is known about how eBay and its PayPal go about muscling cheaters into compliance. Clearly Fogen is in a class of his own and might merit special attention.

        • racerrodig says:

          When a winner does not pay, the next highest bidder gets a “Second Chance Notification” I get them all the time on guitars and amps. If that person doers not respond or sends a “No Thanks” notice…………..it’s over.

          e-bay is aware of all parts of every transaction since they want their cut. A seller doesn’t get the chance to volunteer info…it’s all monitored. Even when I win something and pick it up in person and pay them cash, e-bay takes it’s cut from the sellers account no matter what.

  3. Malisha says:

    Wait a minute: 4 bidders, 96 bids, $100K?
    uh…wait a minute.
    This whole thing was a stunt.
    It was designed to put him back into the spotlight again.
    It’s a stunt and the only other possible purpose is to get coverage of him personally delivering his “painting.”

    Things that are too symmetrical (4 X 24 = 96) did not happen.

  4. ladystclaire says:

    My question is this, how can he pass this painting off as an oil painting, when he himself said that he used “LATEX” house paint? also, I wish the media would stop reporting on everything he does because, by them doing so it just make him feel more and more like he is somebody important. enough of this “CHILD MURDERER” already! also, I will no longer watch either CNN or HLN because, they seem to have grown fond of Frank Taaffe in all of his racist attitude.

  5. Dave says:

    Now that every nonAmish person in America knows that Zimmerman’s painting sold (?) for $100,000+, the smart move for him would be to peddle signed “limited edition” prints. While I don’t believe for a moment that anyone would actually pay $100K for such crap, i’m sure there are at least a thousand rubes who’d pay $100 each for a print. What the hell–it works for Thomas Kincaid.

  6. racerrodig says:

    My thoughts Professor ??

    Where the hell is Taaffe coming up with 100K from ?? Opppps, my bad, he’ll borrow it from Osterman.

  7. ks says:

    Total scam. Notice that the “winning bid” just just a few dollars more than the top bid of few days ago? I suspect the so-called winner will never pay or this is a scam to funnel money to the idiot. But, if it’s the latter, the dummies would’ve been better off giving him a suitcase full cash as it’s now a taxable event AND subject to his divorce proceedings.

  8. Xena says:

    Courtesy of Sanford Watch

  9. I googled : What does eBay do if winning bidder doesn’t pay.

    Found out They don’t do much. Give the bidder a strike against them but don’t take any other action.

    I don’t believe he will collect the winning bid amout.

  10. J4TMinAtlanta says:

    I don’t think the winning bidder will pay.

  11. Two sides to a story says:

    Happy Solstice, everyone – the sun returneth north!

  12. Xena says:

    Professor, please check your email.

  13. Blessings and Peace to all as we celebrate the Holydays of our various faiths and cultures. May they be days of love given and love received.

    Unless gz is an adept who can stay the hand of Universal and Divine law (I don’t believe he can) his fate is sealed. Karma always requires full payment. Often times when it is least expected and certainly not wanted.

    Good for gz that he has had his 15 minutes of fame as an artist. Now watch for bitter fights as to how much and to whom goes pieces of the money. Immho, I doubt that gz will see a penny of the money and I also think before it’s over, he’ll rue the day he became an “artist.”

    For those of you who know the power of prayer, I ask that you pray for my son Craig as he awaits a kidney and for me to be strong in my support of him.

    God Bless

  14. colin black says:

    Its a shill folks don’t belive that money has any more value than monopoly money.

    Its cash in print only no cheqe will clear no funds wired .
    This is just part of a poor mans PR Scam with walter mittish delusions of anyone giving a flying duck what this dipshit does.

    He gets papped an I am not referring to his man boobs /moobs.

    No he has to change into Groucho Marx in disabled toilets just to go to starbucks?

    Its called anti surveilence dontcha know?

    He will be vt ing all of this banal garbage as we type.

    Hopeing to set up a reality show with he an whatever squeeze is attracted to his sleazey life style .

    If he were genuinely receiveing this alleged money for \a work sold on ebay .

    He would have to split half with Shellie as they are still married

    Is that not the law? .

  15. You can’t make this shit up.

    • colin black says:

      Sure cant Crane we reached a week anniversary this Friday I an I s Better Half. .

      I give it less than a Month before foggage s irrrisistble compulsive compulsion to act out like a terrible twos giant toddler on steroids.
      The magnetic lure of the dispatchers voice the certain knowlage that the masses will here him roar as he cant take no more.

      Armed with a twelve bore kicking an breaking down a door.

      How dare his neighbour snore!

      • I am not sure what is worse at this point, a con artist selling paint-by-numbers murderabilia at a bogus auction, or the supporters, namely FOX-come art critic types, referring to him as a ‘professional’ artist, when in reality he couldn’t free-hand a stick figure.

        • looneydoone says:

          I’m predicting he’ll branch out
          coffee mugs, cell phone cases, his own line of knives, customized/decorated, pistol grips and rifle stocks, pistol boxes and rifle bags, hand signed xmas ornaments, key chains. The possibilities are unlimited for the new Thomas Kincaid of racists, sovereign citizens and gun nut worshipers of his.

        • looneydoone says:

          Crane,
          All across Mexico there are plush blankets with the image of the Virgen de Guadalupe for sale.
          Maybe he’d have some success marketing his own line with images of “watchman Cheorge” ….his devotees might find comfort having him looking out for their well-being and blessings

          Grifter has his game on
          Makes my stomach hurt

  16. kllypyn says:

    A DUMBASS AND HIS OR HER MONEY ARE SOON PARTED.

  17. Lynn says:

    Since this sum of money was made while he was still married to Shellie is it “their” money?

    • MDH says:

      Florida is an equitable distribution state. That essentially means assets and liabilities acquired during the marriage are split 50:50.

      In some states a separation agreement can stop the clock.

      Otherwise, a marriage in in force till the date of the divorce decree by a judge.

      And the judge will not look to kindly on:

      Destruction of marital property;

      Infidelity during the marriage; and

      Spousal abuse.

      If George Zimmerman was a smart man, he would pay his lawyers.

      For he is going to be in a world of legal shit with respect to divorce, taxes and debts owed.

      BTW, a self employed art seller must pay full FICA along with income tax, so my estimate for his tax hit is $37,000, if he really does get paid for that “thing”.

      • Two sides to a story says:

        Maybe that’s why he’s so interested in an heir. A dependent would ease his tax burden a bit. Makes the mom stuck with him for at least a little while too.

  18. O/T: Major flooding in Massac County, which is in southern Illinois bordering the Ohio River. It has received 6.67 inches of rain since midnight with lots more expected.

    Meanwhile, tornado warnings have been issued in Arkansas.

    • Two sides to a story says:

      I’ve never heard of tornadoes in December until this year, have you?

    • towerflower says:

      Had a bad storm last week in Central Florida and a F1 tornado came within 4 houses of mine. That is the closest I’ve ever been to one and didn’t even know it. I had been out of town and never heard the warnings over the TV—no sirens here in Florida. I found out the next day when I went out and then I saw the damage.

      Stay safe everyone.

  19. bettykath says:

    His offer to personally deliver: What about all those threats he’s been getting? Isn’t he concerned that he’s being set up as an easy target?

    And, yes, the top bidders may opt out.

    Lots of art goes for a lot of money based on the notoriety of the artist.

  20. kt1982 says:

    Look at it this way. Zimmerman won’t have to enter the public workforce. Ppl are safe.

  21. Dave says:

    He’s probably running around trying to borrow money and buy shit on credit, promising to pay as soon as the $100K hits his Paypal account.

    • Lynn says:

      Don’t you mean his “Peter Pan” account? 😉

      • Dave says:

        Of course! How forgetful of me. Zimmerman’s $100K is as real as Tinkerbell but over the next week he’ll use it as leverage to obtain credit and a place to live, either with Ms. Scheibe or some other gullible bimbo.

        • Rachael says:

          I wonder how many people he borrowed money from against presumption of winning NBC lawsuit. Some day, some people might want their money back. And yes, there will never be a lack of women who want him because he was “famous,” regardless of what he is/was “famous” for. Look at all the women who become pen pals with murderers in prison them marry them. Here is an interesting read:

          http://abcnews.go.com/2020/US/story?id=1052747

    • Trained Observer says:

      Ebay (and its PayPal mechanism) will get a slice of that action if If it becomes a reality. If the whole deal is phony, he’ll have shot his wad on publicity for his artwork. On the tax front, he needs to be careful to avoid states with income tax if he plans to move and continue his artistic endeavors .

  22. MDH says:

    The IRS will ultimately sink George Zimmerman.

    For the many months of the trial he was living high on the hog via donations to his defense fund. Well, one man’s tax write off is the other mans income. If he thinks that donations to pay his bills and keep him in food and shelter are not considered income, then he has a big surprise waiting for him.

    Taxes not paid on time and forms not filed correctly incur huge penalties.

    For example, receiving money for that painting requires payments to the IRS, quarterly. My ballpark number is $25,000.

    The IRS works slow, so any of these troubles will be years down the road, if GZ is still alive.

    Also, any debt holders that he thought he can leave with Shelly via divorce will be after their piece of the fast shrinking pie.

    The only way a shit heal husband gets away with leaving a spouse in debt is if they deep six themselves and keep a low profile.

    Then there is the case of how much of the value of that painting belongs to the copyright holder.

    • endlessummer76 says:

      Believe it or not, Fogen probably does not owe taxes on the donations he has received. Our federal tax code lets an individual gift up to $14,000 ($28,000 for a couple) per year to another individual, completely tax free. The donor, however, is not allowed a deduction for the gift. Fogen can take as many of those $14,000 gifts as he can get and they do not aggregate. He owes no taxes until a single gift goes over $14,000. Even then, the donor, not the donee, is usually responsible for paying the gift tax, unless there are special circumstances.

      Fogen will, however, have to pay regular income tax, as well as collect and report Florida sales tax for the “art” sale.

    • Trained Observer says:

      By raking in the 100-plus K (if indeedhe did) , Fogen complicates the divorce action for Shelly and Kelly.

  23. breelee says:

    Selling, and getting paid is two very different things. I can only hope most, if not all of the bidders were friends for the cause. Meaning, fake bidders to mess with his auction.

    • Two sides to a story says:

      I hope so too. I won’t think about it much until I know for certain someone coughed it up. It’s also possible that someone thinks the piece will be more valuable in the future. (Hopefully not, except as a museum piece.)

  24. aussie says:

    Ahem.

    IRS will be interested.

    That was the only way they could get Al Capone, too.

    😀
    >:)

  25. Malisha says:

    I think this tells the world that in our country, any brainless racist can become rich. And to all those who were upset that the family of the innocent child Fogen murdered were compensated (a tiny portion of what they SHOULD have been) by the HOA that had obviously set their son up for victimization and murder, they should shed their pride that a murderer can make money for selling shit to assholes. Think of this: Adolph Hitler’s possessions are STILL selling for lots of money. Anybody who’s ready to sue Fogen for anything can start tallying up how much laundered money he’s accumulating from these thugs who support him.

  26. Xena says:

    Maybe George will hire a divorce attorney and get that out of the way, and use the rest of the money to support himself rather than depending on single mothers.

    I can’t help but wonder if the feds are interested in the successful bidder and the source of their income, especially seeing that George offered to deliver the painting personally.

    • Rachael says:

      Xena, it isn’t that I don’t believe people can change, but in my experience, people usually don’t change. GZ will always live off of women, including single women if they are willing to support him. And I do (or would like to, anyway) believe that the successful bidder is being very carefully watched.

      Of course, in my dreams, it is one of those police sting things – like where the police say you win a prize, you go to collect it and get arrested. See link:

      http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-10-05/news/ct-met-dart-sting-20111005_1_fugitives-outstanding-warrants-west-side-warehouse

      Nothing would make me happier than for GZ to personally deliver his “original” painting right into the hands of DOJ, FBI, IRS or someone.

      • ladystclaire says:

        Rachael, it that were to happen it would be a more than good Christmas for me and, I mean that with all my heart. oh how I wish wishes and dreams could really come true.

      • Lyn says:

        I don’t think people change, but the older they get the more they become their selves. I am shocked anyone would pay this amount of money for a picture by anyone except Monet and pals.

      • Two sides to a story says:

        Great fantasy! If only!

      • Xena says:

        Rachael, GZ, Junior, and their parents know that all of them are being watched by the feds, which is why Mama and Papa Zim said they would not communicate with George for fear of wire taps.

        Some way to treat a son, uh?

        Question, has anyone wondered how news came out that George had a painting on ebay? Where did the news come from? Could it have been someone “monitoring” George’s internet usage?

        • towerflower says:

          Xena, you know it came from Z, the one sure fire way to get attention to the bid and increased $$$ was to release the information. It would only take a well placed message to a reporter and bingo! instant coverage nation wide.

          • Xena says:

            @towerflower. I thought about that, but it seems that if Zimmerman contacted the media, they would have included that in their reports. idk. Maybe someone with ebay?

    • towerflower says:

      If this is his new income I wonder if he is smart enough to give some to the government for taxes right away, nah, he isn’t that smart.

    • Trained Observer says:

      If not Fed agencies in general such as law enforcement, am betting on the IRS. Tax evasion is a dangerous road to take …

  27. kenteoth says:

    A FOOL AND HIS MONEY WILL SOON BE PARTED……He will continue living his life of entitlement until Karma steals his fun away….it will happen when we least expect it…..

  28. Either there’s a sucker born everyday or the “original painting” is just a way for rich racist gun enthusiasts to funnel money to their hero.

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