Looks like George Zimmerman is a man with a plan.
Yesterday, we learned that the former neighborhood watchman acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin put a patriotic (and pretty ironic) painting on eBay — an original said to be created by Zimmerman himself.
As of Tuesday morning, the painting has amassed more than 90 bids, pushing the price of the art piece to $100,000. Which means if Zimmerman was looking to make a quick buck, he succeeded. The painting could help Zimmerman, 30, pay off legal fees incurred during the Trayvon Martin murder trial.
Zimmerman’s attorney Jayne Weintraub confirmed the artwork’s authenticity when it was put up for auction on eBay. The auction began with a bid of $50, but soared to $99,966 after 98 bids as of 3 a.m. EST.
The signed, 18-by 24-inch painting features a blue American flag with a few words from the Pledge of Allegiance: “God,” “one nation,” “with liberty and justice for all.”
But there is talk about the authenticity of the painting. Is it really an original?
— Justice Calls (@CallsForJustice) December 17, 2013
If you let Zimmerman tell it, it is:
“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 description reads on eBay.
Real or fake? Sound off below…
SOURCE: ABC | PHOTO CREDIT: eBay