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#31 cork1958

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:13

I wonder when the US will remove the "under god" addition and revert back to the original.
After all, the communist threat to the United States is not what it once was....

 

Those words WERE removd from severals schools around here a few years, but THANKFULLY, they've been restored to be said how it SHOULD be said, at least as of 1954, which is 4 years before my time even! :)

 

Personally,

That painting ISN'T worth the .99 cents he wanted originally!

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#32 Torolol

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:17

and theres still word 'god' in dollar bills too, seriously they should've change it into: "In The FED we trust", thats more truthful.



#33 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:22

one nation under dog, with

liberty and justice invisible to all

 


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#34 trag3dy

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:28

Its more the fraudulent worth being attached to it that annoys me. There are tonnes of great artists out there painting to a much higher level and not riding on the back of media notoriety for various crimes. Im v.aware of how subjective art can be. But considering you could buy something locally and or commission it for around a tenth of the price and not be giving some douche money he doesnt deserve`s, well that speaks volumes to me.

If he`s in it just to sell his Art then why not use a pseudo name?

Sadly I dont paint anymore, rather just pen and pencil these days. That and a love of pixel art. Click my sig if you like. Did A LOT of watercolor in school and pretty much sickened myself of that for life!!

 

How is it fraudulent? He set the original price at .99 cents. If people are willing to pay obscene amounts of money for it that's their problem.



#35 Albert

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:49

he seems to have the affinity for the various hue of kevlar vest blue. gee. i wonder why.



#36 ramesees

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:54

Do all of the art critics in this thread have similar views on Picasso during his Blue Period 100 years ago ?

 

If a contemporary artist who was highly regarded painted the exact same image as Zimmerman would the views expressed be the same or would they be different ? If different, why ? Art is subjective, and this is the problem I have with it - two different people could produce near enough the same output and one is a master of their craft and another is told "must try harder".

 

Is it the supposed irony in the image which has you all het up and the fact that Zimmerman was involved in a controversial case and was found not guilty ?



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:57

well, color me impressed.   100k for a painting?    personally delivered to a door by george? LOL

 

the people betting the most have like (3) feedbacks?     i have a feeling it might not be a smooth transaction.



#38 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 13:05

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#39 Reverend Spam

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 13:17

No.... Just.... No.



#40 +fusi0n

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 14:30

Let's keep the topic about the painting please.. We don't need to go through the same debate that has been on Neowin 100s times..



#41 Growled

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 16:22

Personally,

That painting ISN'T worth the .99 cents he wanted originally!

 

I feel the same. However, if someone is crazy enough to give him $100,000 for it, he'd be even crazier not to take it.



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 22:35

and there's still word 'god' in dollar bills too, seriously they should've change it into: "In The FED we trust", thats more truthful.

I definitely do not trust in the FED.



#43 The_Observer

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:54

At least he's not selling George Zimmerman hoodys.

 

Maybe we should put his paintings on hoodys and sell them on trademe!



#44 LaP

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:02

Do all of the art critics in this thread have similar views on Picasso during his Blue Period 100 years ago ?


We all know the people bidding on this are not bidding for the artistic value of the work. They are bidding to support him. Trying to pretend otherwise is being totally delusional imo.

#45 68k

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:11

Looking at this, I may consider asking some kindergarten and primary school students to do some paintings for me, and see if I too can make a couple of grand by selling them on eBay.

 

Zimmerman, that ain't art - that's a high school project.





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