Did George Zimmerman Steal The Concept for His Painting From a Stock Image?

George Zimmerman painting

Someone is ready to splash out serious cash for an “original hand painting” by unemployed nightwatchman George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is auctioning his painting on eBay.com to raise cash to pay off his mounting debts. With one day left in the auction, the bidding has reached $100,099.99. But a sharp-eyed New York mag writer says the waving image in Zimmerman’s painting was stolen from a popular Internet stock image.

NY Mag writer Joe Coscarelli wrote: “The patriotic work appears to be copied directly, if not ripped off completely, from a generic stock image.”

An anonymous Wonkette reader went a step further by overlaying Zimmerman’s painting over the stock image to compare the similarities in the two images.

George Zimmerman painting

A NYMag.com reader suggested Zimmerman “appropriated” the original stock image just as Andy Warhol and other artists have done.

But in his own words on the eBay auction page, Zimmerman wrote:

“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 the blank canvas as soon as possible.”

“Blank canvas” implies that Zimmerman started his painting from scratch — which means he did not use the stock image as inspiration.

No one should be surprised at this latest revelation. Zimmerman is a known pathological liar.



 



  • AttorneyMom

    FIRST

  • Just Looking

    He’s a Liar, Thief and Killer

    With the new year approaching can we PLEASE stop talking about him unless he is finally LOCKED AWAY.

  • AttorneyMom

    Can I let out my “ghetto” side for a minute?

    Ghetto Side: I really want to **** this n***** up for real. He mocks God and the justice system ever chance he gets. He is a cold-blooded killer. I hope Trayvon did in fact whip his punk a** before he was murdered.

    PolishEducated side: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~ via Dr. Martin Luther King

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    Doesn’t look painted :tea: And I PAINT

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Symantics. If he painted it he painted it. It doesn’t matter where he got the inspiration. It is a flag afterall. My biggest concern is that the highest bid is hopefully coming from someone who has no intention to pay. That’s all I want.

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    With the new year approaching can we PLEASE stop talking about him unless he is finally LOCKED AWAY
    ———–
    :thankyou: Scum doesn’t deserve anymore attention

  • LadieLeo

    He’s a Liar, Thief and Killer

    ******************
    and a woman beater

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    :facepalm: at something. We must be on another blog

  • GAGIRL87

    I promise I was just calling him all kinds of fat b*itches in my head anyway

    That painting is sooo disrespectful it’s almost like he’s mocking the Martin family..

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    He looks like he smells like moth balls and sweaty thighs :no:

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

    I saw that he had a twitter….I asked him to turn on his location so I could “see” something.

  • essenze

    Fat Fu*K :cuss: Shyt go do something like jump off a bridge or mistakenly shoot yourself in the face while cleaning your gun. Thats the news I want to hear about on his porky ass.

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    There’s not much value to it if he has “borrowed” the image from another. Him implying that he was getting his visions out, is not really getting his vision out if he got from another :shrugs:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    He is mocking God for sure. He is demented. He will get his in the end. I am not even waiting for it because it might not be for me to see. But I know it will happen :yes:

  • GAGIRL87

    Taken :hug: that avi :lol:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    Original paintings can be worth money :yes:

  • GAGIRL87

    He is mocking God for sure. He is demented. He will get his in the end. I am not even waiting for it because it might not be for me to see. But I know it will happen
    ______________________________________________________________________

    :cosign:

  • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

    Lol shout to the idiot spending 110k on that unoriginal piece

  • rwilliams4782

    I hope trayvons parents sue his ass for wrongful death and get everys penny with his la bamba lookin azz

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    @Ga I had to take down Taken8 cause I was about to get ratchet. She don’t need to see men like that :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

    AttorneyMom says:

    FIRST
    ___________________

    :facepalm:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Orange I couldn’t say it on account of :kona:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    He looks like he smells like moth balls and sweaty thighs
    _______________

    :smack: that reminds me. i saw what i think was a moth last night. they aint about to stick me for my cashmere. im getting me some moth balls to-dam-day!

  • GAGIRL87

    Taken I saw her cute self :love:

    How does Bosh keep getting caught with those gay expressions :rofl:

  • LadieLeo

    that reminds me. i saw what i think was a moth last night. they aint about to stick me for my cashmere. im getting me some moth balls to-dam-day!

    **********************
    Mothballs also keep snakes away

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    Yall stupid :lol:

  • GAGIRL87

    21 :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

    :lol:

    28th :champ:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    The hell is this :tea:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    He sellin this on ebAY?????

    Man, let me go make a profile and bid $200,000…
    …. and not pay chit! :rofl:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    why :tea:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    30th :trophy:

  • Blanche Devereaux

    :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: <= thats all i got for him

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Dang I was 32…
    Let’s try again 33 :trophy1:
    34 :trophy1:
    35 :trophy1:
    36 :trophy1:
    37 :trophy1:

  • GAGIRL87

    Jenie :gossip:

    Are u done x mas shopping?

  • Afiya

    THIS MUTHAFUCCKA RIGHT HERE :shotsfired1:

    :smack: GO AWAY!!! :angry:

  • Blanche Devereaux

    yall how do I change my avi? The monster face is annoying me

  • essenze

    Yall a mess :cuss:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

    :hahaha:

    woo chile, lemme go. yall have a merry christmas now ya hear!

  • Afiya

    Good LAWD, folks STILL do that FIRST shyt :smh: It was dumb then and even dumber now by a supposedly grown azz woman :bounce:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    GAGIRL87 says:

    Jenie :gossip:
    Are u done x mas shopping?
    ____________________

    :yes: Been done for a while :yahoo:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Did anyone ever find out what happened to GYP ? :thinking:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    San ah make ya dance says:

    Doesn’t look painted :tea: And I PAINT
    _________________

    I remember you saying that :thinking: have I seen one your paintings. I’m sure your work is gorgeous :love:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Ga what you mean catching him. This is who he is :rofl:
    <— he likes to put gerbils in his :buttshake:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    I remember you saying that :thinking: have I seen one your paintings. I’m sure your work is gorgeous :love:
    ———-
    :hug: Jenie, I’m not sure :thinking: Clink on my name :)

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    *Click :cuss:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Yes
    This
    Fat basTURd STOLE it. THIEF! THIEF! THIEF!

  • luVn_liFe…

    Just Looking says:

    He’s a Liar, Thief and Killer

    With the new year approaching can we PLEASE stop talking about him unless he is finally LOCKED AWAY.
    ~~~~~~~~~
    YES :bow: Plz SANDRA :tia:

  • DownBottom

    @San, really nice work. I have always wished I could paint… guess I’ll stick to literary works :lol:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    PSA :warning: The words expressed by other posters are not the feelings of others who have been previously gently reprimanded. All other parties involved were simply fellowshipping together in love. God bless us everyone :pray: :kona:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    San I just did nice :nun:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    DB :yahoo: hey Bew !

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    :thankyou: DownBottom :lol: It’s a stress reliever :yes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    iAmChan says:

    I saw that he had a twitter….I asked him to turn on his location so I could “see” something.
    ~~~~~~~~~
    :eek:
    lol!

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    :kiss: Thanks Jenie

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

    Lunch was awesome. Yeahhh boi!

  • Caramel Rain

    I’m 48 :yahoo: what I get?

  • luVn_liFe…

    :huh: SAN a MAKE ya . . . Im gonna click on it, I Know I wasnt invited ,MmKAy
    :hahaha:

  • Caramel Rain

    No, I’m 57.. :(

  • Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq

    Hey ya’ll :waves:

    Insert # of my post here :tea: Soror you ain’t chit :rofl:

  • Caramel Rain

    F it.. If folks dont stop posting so I can get my shine onnnn :mad:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    I’m 48 what I get?
    —–
    The side eye?

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    :huh: SAN a MAKE ya . . . Im gonna click on it, I Know I wasnt invited ,MmKAy
    :hahaha:
    ————–
    You are always welcomed :lol: Those face paintings are actually 5ft x 4ft

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    No, I’m 57.. :(
    ________________
    cuts deep don’t it :lol:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Bomb how are dem babies?!

  • Caramel Rain

    Afiya says:

    Good LAWD, folks STILL do that FIRST shyt It was dumb then and even dumber now by a supposedly grown azz woman
    ***********
    Cues :whistle: Beyonce’s Pepsi commercial :rofl:

  • Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq

    He sellin this on ebAY?????

    Man, let me go make a profile and bid $200,000…
    …. and not pay chit! :rofl:

    by Man, I just don’t care™ on Dec 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    ——————

    Make sure you bid in Monopoly money tew :rofl:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Those face paintings are actually 5ft x 4ft
    ~~~~~~~
    ohhh!

    I like the black and whites. i love blk,grey, whites alot
    Your “paintings: are nice SAN! “YOU Painted em?

  • luVn_liFe…

    :pigsfly:

    BB, goTTa see whats in my Envelope

  • Caramel Rain

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    No, I’m 57..
    ________________
    cuts deep don’t it
    **********
    Like a knife to the jugular :shank:

  • Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq

    @Bomb how are dem babies?!

    by Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake on Dec 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    ——————-

    My little laies are dfoing great! :love: If Gravatar would get off its period I would update my gravi :pc:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    @Luvn :lol: :thankyou: I def painted them no copying :tea:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Caramel Rain says:

    Afiya says:

    Good LAWD, folks STILL do that FIRST shyt It was dumb then and even dumber now by a supposedly grown azz woman
    ***********
    Cues Beyonce’s Pepsi commercial
    ——-
    *sings along in tune* SO you see that shes first? And shes first with a vengeance…

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    I have so much gray hair in my head, and I’m only 31 :sad: why …. I may have to dye my hair :cry:

  • Caramel Rain

    San! Those paintings are beautiful. You have a great talent and I pray that you are able to have standing, sucessful career using your talent that God’s blessed you with. You are good girl :lol:

  • Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq

    @Jenie prematuring graying is a sign of B-123 deficiency #helpful :tea:

  • Caramel Rain

    What happened in @ 34? :rofl: You and Jenie need to put that wine down

  • Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq

    B-12* :smack:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    @Jenie prematuring graying is a sign of B-123 deficiency #helpful
    _____________________
    :thinking: :pc:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    OMG Bomb, the babies are cuties!!!!! Awwww. I know you kiss them all day long!!!!!

  • http://www.landofpure.net

    oh still alive eh? :coffee:

  • Caramel Rain

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    I’m 48 what I get?
    —–
    The side eye?

    *********
    Keya, you so silly. and them grump old men in ur gravi dont make it no better

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Kenya I was gonna take them down, but they are the some of the best when it comes to throwing shade. lol I love them.

  • Caramel Rain

    :hahaha: Nakeya!!!! You aint ish yo

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

    Bandz’ll make her bust it (buss it) Let me ye ya touch it (touch it)

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    Caramel Rain says:

    San! Those paintings are beautiful. You have a great talent and I pray that you are able to have standing, sucessful career using your talent that God’s blessed you with. You are good girl :lol:
    ————-
    :bow: I’m grateful for this blessing :yes: And Thank you much!

  • LadieLeo

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    I have so much gray hair in my head, and I’m only 31 why …. I may have to dye my hair

    ********************
    Coloring gray is tricky…Both my parents grayed early so at 35 I have a nice bit and I color it. One color I really liked didn’t cover the gray well so I just go with a dark brown and it last a little longer but man…..it’s a battle.

  • LadieLeo

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    OMG Bomb, the babies are cuties!!!!! Awwww. I know you kiss them all day long!!!!!

    *********************
    :cosign: Double the blessing, too cute!

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    Bandz’ll make her bust it (buss it) Let me ye ya touch it (touch it)
    ———–
    :ashamed: I actually kinda loathe that song

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    LadieLeo says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:
    I have so much gray hair in my head, and I’m only 31 why …. I may have to dye my hair
    ********************
    Coloring gray is tricky…Both my parents grayed early so at 35 I have a nice bit and I color it. One color I really liked didn’t cover the gray well so I just go with a dark brown and it last a little longer but man…..it’s a battle.
    ______________

    Hey Bew :hug: My father said his side of the family gray early :yes: my nephew has gray hair and he is only 15

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

    I just like that part @ San

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Bandz’ll make her bust it (buss it) Let me ye ya touch it (touch it)
    ——–
    *twerks and sings along* Money talk you, ain’t got none, end of discussion

  • Caramel Rain

    everybody must be at lunch :huh: ?

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    Chan that song for the rats :yes: :lol:

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

    San ah make ya dance says:

    Chan that song for the rats :yes: :lol:

    Rats like to gyrate too. Lol

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    San ah make ya dance says:

    Bandz’ll make her bust it (buss it) Let me ye ya touch it (touch it)
    ———–
    I actually kinda loathe that song
    ——-
    And I can understand why…..but I always end up loving the ratchet songs….don’t judge me.

  • http://www.landofpure.net

    :bounce:

    i’m res to GO!!!

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Chan that song for the rats
    ——
    But all of us not rats….we just like a little ratchness sometimes….

  • Caramel Rain

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    San ah make ya dance says:

    Bandz’ll make her bust it (buss it) Let me ye ya touch it (touch it)
    ———–
    I actually kinda loathe that song
    ——-
    And I can understand why…..but I always end up loving the ratchet songs….don’t judge me.

    ***********
    maybe b/c you are ratc….. :kona:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    And I can understand why…..but I always end up loving the ratchet songs….don’t judge me.
    ———-
    #nojudgement :lol: The inner part of me won’t let me get low to those words

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

    @ Fine Cousin Keya, is it hard for you to be all tall and twerking it out? You know you be about 6’2 in heels.

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Kenya Girl shut up. Ok so I am ratchet sometimes!! And? Humph. *mumbles under breath* I can’t have no fun.

  • LadieLeo

    Hey Bew My father said his side of the family gray early my nephew has gray hair and he is only 15

    ***************
    :hugs: Jenie :hi:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    But all of us not rats….we just like a little ratchness sometimes….
    ———-
    No but they talking about rats in that song. You doing all kinds of things for money, you a rat to me. That’s my reason for not dancing to it.

  • http://www.landofpure.net

    <—has a 9 year old with greys :tea:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Chan I twerk in the house….and not it’s not hard in heels. lmao. And I’m not that tall in heels…close to it though. :wink:

  • Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq

    :thankyou: Keya & Leo

  • LadieLeo

    iAmChan says:

    @ Fine Cousin Keya, is it hard for you to be all tall and twerking it out? You know you be about 6’2 in heels.

    ************************
    Speaking of being tall I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and apparently I’ve grown an inch…I’m a whole 5’3.

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    I have so much gray hair in my head, and I’m only 31 why …. I may have to dye my hair

    ********************

    You could be bald…
    :facepalm:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    No but they talking about rats in that song. You doing all kinds of things for money, you a rat to me. That’s my reason for not dancing to it.
    ———
    Yeah, I can’t get with dropping it low and bussing it wide open for cash. That’s not gonna work. At all. So I feel you.

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    Imma straight start dyeing if I see some grays :yes:

  • rwilliams4782

    I have a grey latch in the middle of my head. Its a birthmark. I always looked like a skunk

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

    Yeah, I can’t get with dropping it low and bussing it wide open for cash. That’s not gonna work. At all. So I feel you.
    ————
    :yes: That beat tho…Reason for the name :lol:

  • http://www.landofpure.net

    Hey Bomb! :hi:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :newpost:

  • http://www.landofpure.net

    <—takes care of greys with henna :yahoo: