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Naked Painting of Bea Arthur Selling for $2 Million

Maybe 'Airheads' is your favorite movie. Maybe you really loved 'Maude' and 'The Golden Girls.' Or maybe you just love oil paintings of nude older ladies. If any of these are true, and you've got at least $2 million to spare, this painting of Bea Arthur (note: she didn't actually pose for the painting) by artist John Currin is up for auction.

It's expected to go for $1.8-$2.5 million bucks. Here's what (most of) the whole painting looks like. 

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Ecce Mono Painter Sells Painting for $1,427

Much like the Overly Attached Girlfriend, Cecelia Gimenez, the lady who accidentally painted a Monkey Jesus this summer, is using her internet fame for good rather than evil. After selling an original painting on eBay, she plans to donate all $1,427 earned to charity.

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Calvin and Hobbes Artwork Breaks Auction Record
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Original ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Artwork Sells for Record-Breaking Amount

We've been mourning the sad loss of 'Calvin and Hobbes' ever since cartoonist Bill Watterson stopped producing the beloved comic strip in 1995. But apparently the strip hasn't gone completely forgotten, since a piece of original 'Calvin and Hobbes' artwork recently broke a record at auction by selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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On Sale at Goodwill: One Rare Salvador Dali Drawing

Every now and then, a lost work of art from one of history's greatest artists turns up in a garage sale or secondhand store. Some lucky buyer pays just mere pennies for something that's potentially worth thousands or more. This time, the store itself is the one profiting off a famous painting.

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Presenting ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Made Out of Garbage!

This makes a lot of sense -- it's a sculpture of Honey Boo Boo, made out of 25 pounds of garbage. We see some I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, and a box of spaghetti. Looks like maybe some Snuggie packaging is in there too. Here's an idea for a fun game -- find out how many pieces of Honey Boo Boo garbage you have in your kitchen cabinet right now, and then feel bad accordingly. Thanks, art!

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Woman Buys Valuable Painting at Goodwill for $9.99

When North Carolina resident Beth Feeback bought a painting for $9.99 at a Goodwill store, she had no idea she’d just scored a valuable work of art. Turns out, the painting was by a notable New York-based abstract artist and was worth in the range of $20,000.

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Fast and Furious Finger Painting [VIDEO]

I'm pretty sure this dude just one upped the Spray Paint  artwork dudes.

As one fellow employee described this work, "It's like Bob Ross on crack."

 

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Amazing Upside Down Painting of Jimi Hendrix

This guy is a phenomenal painter. If it wasn't for the title of the video, I would've had a clue what he was paining until the 3:00 minute mark

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Go Deep Sea Painting With Creative Ukrainian Artists [VIDEO]

Looking for an activity to go along with SCUBA diving next time you go on an exotic vacation? How about painting underwater?

A group of Ukrainian painters, who also happen to be certified scuba divers, has developed a method of underwater painting that is both challenging and rewarding.

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Artist Creates Beautiful Portraits From Wine Stains [IMAGES]

Typically, we’d cry in horror at the thought of spilling red wine on anything, fearing the permanent red blotch it will leave on most surfaces. Instead, we’re loving artist Amelia Harnas’ clever use of wine stains and embroidery to make abstract portraits.

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Celebrate Google’s Birthday With Every Google Doodle [ART]

Google turned 13 Tuesday, and the search engine celebrated its big day the same way it has every year since 2002 — with a special anniversary doodle.

This year’s effort, a staid, retro birthday party scene, doesn’t quite seem befitting of a newly-minted teenager. But, then again, 13 is pre

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World’s Biggest Connect-the-Dots Picture Makes a Real Masterpiece

Remember those connect-the-dot pictures from your childhood? Multiply that by about 6,000 and you get artist Thomas Pavitte‘s incredible new project that just might be the single most complex connect-the-dots image ever. Not only did he design the illustration, he connected the 6,293 dots himself. It took Pavitte nine hours to connect them all, revealing a legendary masterpiece as you’ve never seen it before.

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