Zimmerman's New Painting Swings at Prosecutor
Portrait of Angela Corey not exactly a compliment
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2014 6:03 AM CST

(Newser) – The artist George Zimmerman has unveiled his latest painting: a fire engine-red portrait of the special prosecutor who brought second-degree murder charges against him in the Trayvon Martin case. The painting is a re-creation of the very moment Angela Corey made her April 2012 announcement of those charges, reports the New York Daily News. But the artist took one tiny creative liberty: She's shown pinching her fingers together, and this text appears in the upper right: "I have this much respect for the American Judicial System."

The painting was debuted to the world via his brother Robert's Twitter feed last night, along with the following: "Very proud to introduce @TherealGeorgeZ's latest...'Angie'. Sale info & details available tomorrow." But the Wire introduces an interesting wrinkle: The painting is essentially identical to an AP photo of the moment taken by Rick Wilson, or so @CallsforJustice pointed out, accusing Zimmerman of plagiarizing, tracing, and photoshopping the AP photo—which AP could have an issue with, if history is any indicator. Shepard Fairey, famed for using an AP photo as the basis for his famed HOPE poster, ended up settling his civil case with the AP for $1.6 million. Unlike Fairey, Zimmerman probably won't make millions off this painting, though: His blue flag painting went for $100,099.99 on eBay last month.

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Jan 23, 2014 8:42 PM CST
Geez... this psychopath isn't dead yet?What is he waiting for... Um so, he's a painter now? That's not exactly the title I would give him. Hmmm. Interesting.
Jan 23, 2014 6:20 PM CST
Just WHO is behind all this "ZIMMERMAN" crap???.. Since when does someone who kills innocent people remain in the news? It should just fade away. Whoever is responsible for this is a VERY sick person and needs help.
Jan 23, 2014 5:52 PM CST
News Media: We are sick of this psycho--he has had his 15 minutes of fame. YOU can make him "go away" by just ignoring him. His hidden cries for psychiatric help have gone unheard and unheeded by police officials, judicial system--obviously no one who "could" do something about him "will" do anything---so we don't want to hear the "Z" word again. It is offensive.