Jimmy Kimmel Bought That $1.9 million-dollar Nude Portrait of Bea Arthur

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  1. ExBSEmployer

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    http://gawker.com/jimmy-kimmel-bought-that-1-9-million-nude-portrait-of-509788479

    According to a photo the comedian Jeffrey Ross tweeted out this afternoon, Ross was gifted today with John Currin's 1991 nude Bea Arthur portrait, which was sold at an auction last week. At the time people only knew that an anonymous buyer had acquired the painting for a hefty $1.9 million, but Ross' tweet claims to reveal that buyer's identity: Kimmel, who was apparently willing to part with a couple million bucks so that his friend could forever stare at a half-naked Golden Girl.
     
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    What a waste of money . . . :coffee:
     
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    a day in the life off that ross dude:

    fappity fap fap fap...then excessive guilt on a Jewish/Woody Allen level

    omg i just whacked off to a painting, gonna go drink myself to death now
     
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    This.

    It would be nicer is he bought 19 people $100K condos.
     
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    And some where a family can't eat because the father lost his job that was shipped to china
     
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    I don't believe it.

    I saw that and thought they were joking around.

    I still don't believe it.

    No way would Kimmel pay $2 milion for that painting. That's a good chunk of his yearly salary.
     
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    I agree... Ross and Kimmel seemed to confirm the story through their tweets, but they might just be joking around. At the bottom of the Gawker.com story, it says: "We've emailed Kimmel's press contact to check the veracity of the portrait and will update if we hear back."
     
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    She looks hotter in that portrait then Tan Mom does in those photos. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would please Bea Arthur over any other women on earth. Go figure.
     
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    First thing i would do is say "Thanks Jimmy!" THe second thing i would do is sell it.
     
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    I think this is a hoax. Either that pic is photoshopped or that's a reproduction. It's Ross' ploy to get in news.
     
  11. MutteringJohn

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    No way. I don't believe Kimmel bought but whoever did is truly insane. That's just pissing away two million dollars.
     
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    Maybe but maybe not. You realize how art appreciates in value? The auctioneers make a percentage on the sale. So you buy a painting for $5 million and they get a nice five or even six figure cut of that. The auctioneers control that entire charade.

    A few years later you sell the painting through another auction house (or even the same one). They up the value enough that you get your money back. And once again they make money on the commission. It's all about artificially inflating the value of a piece of "art" and then selling it to someone who will eventually resell it. It is essentially a ponzi scheme and social game for the wealthy.

    The majority of high level art or important historical art is owned by museums or in private art collections by actual art collectors. Or the Vatican hoards it. Most of the "art" that celebrities and rich socialites trade is there to change hands and allow the rich to think they they've done something important.
     
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    wigward: 'who knew he had that many marbles, i wnt my marbles that sirius owes me robin'
     
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    Ross fucked Bea Arthur. says so in his book, which he published after her death. Kimmel is a class act--thats a move that guarantees Ross will love him forever.
     
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    I don't know if I believe it but Kimmel is such a generous guy to his friends.
     
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    Its a photoshop
     
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    Apparently, this is NOT A HOAX! Jimmy Kimmel confirmed it and it was even posted on LA Times.

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...-bea-arthur-painting-20130524,0,2200055.story

    :omg:

    $1.9mill for a friend… and Kimmel doesn't even have the Stern-money!

    Was that paragraph in his book about him fuck Bea even true? When I read it, I thought it was a joke. I don't think it happened.
     
  18. Rob0729

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    Kimmel only makes like $8 million a year. Yeah, that is a lot of money, but not when you are buying a painting for just under $2 million.
     
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    Well, I was close: I thought it was Howard who bought the painting because it's the "hacky comic" thing to do--buy really bad, tacky art and hang it in your dining room as a "joke" that'll wear thin about a week later.
     
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