Online auction of painting said to be by George Zimmerman underway


SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - It looks as though George Zimmerman has turned to painting, and is auctioning original artwork on eBay.

A page on the online auction site went up around 1 p.m. Monday offering hand-painted art said to be by Zimmerman.

The page contains a message from Zimmerman, and it has been reported that his brother confirmed that the auction is authentic.

"My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors," a quote attributed to Zimmerman says on the site.

The starting bid was 99 cents, but by 10 p.m. Monday nearly 100 bids had been placed and the price was around $100,000.

There was no way to tell who was bidding on the artwork.