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George Zimmerman Painting Sells For Over $100,000

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The original George Zimmerman painting posted to eBay last week has officially sold... for a whopping $100,099.99.

Zimmerman, the ex-neighborhood watchman who was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, attracted the media's attention once again when he listed an 18 by 24 inch canvas on the online market place on December 16. The painting showed a waving blue flag adorned with the text "God, One Nation, With Liberty And Justice For All."


Zimmerman pledged to hand-deliver the painting to anyone in the continental U.S. According to Time, the winner -- one of 96 bidders -- has not been disclosed.

Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., has already confirmed the painting's validity to My News 13; however, as Gawker notes, the painting has yet to be authenticated by eBay.

The eBay listing was accompanied by this message from Zimmerman:

"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."

Before the painting stunt, it was revealed last month that Zimmerman is $2.5 million in debt. The news came out shortly after he was arrested on charges of domestic assault against his girlfriend.

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