Teacher Fired for Butt Art Paints Colbert for Charity

Stan Murmur's auctioning portrait to benefit Va. public schools
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2009 8:39 PM CDT
Bidding continues until Friday on Stan Murmur's portrait of Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.   (eBay.com)

(Newser) – A Virginia teacher fired after a YouTube clip surfaced of him using his posterior to paint is turning the other cheek—and auctioning off a portrait of comedian Stephen Colbert to benefit public schools. Stan Murmur uses what WTVR-TV calls “the anthropometric monotype method of painting. That means he sits in paint and applies to the canvas with his butt.”

The most recent of 13 bids on eBay was $355, and the auction closes Friday. Click the link to the bottom right to bid.