- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bids on eBay for a painting by George Zimmerman of a blue American flag have hit the six-figure range — a dramatic upswing from the opening amount at 99 cents.

The New York Post reported the painting — which was truly painted by Mr. Zimmerman, his brother, Robert, vowed — is of a blue American flag with select phrases from the Pledge of Allegiance, including “Liberty and justice for all.”

The bidding started at 99 cents, but as of late Monday evening, it had hit $99,966.

“Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself,” he said, in his description box at the online auction site. “My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors.”

It also allows him to earn some much-needed money. The New York Post said Mr. Zimmerman is using the outlet to get out of more than $2 million in debt.

Bidding on the painting ends Dec. 21.