Naked Bea Arthur Painting Fetches $1.9 Million

I'll never be able to watch Maude again...

A painting depicting late actress Bea Arthur nude from the waist up sold for nearly $2 million at a New York auction. [...]

Christie's spokesman Koji Inoue called the painting "visually lasting."

"It's historically significant -- it's radical to sexualize someone people think of as asexual," spokesman said. "The painting has a visual toughness to it -- but it's also fun."

Full, uncensored painting is below the fold, if you dare.

UPDATE: SH said I should have put the image above the fold, because you guys love your boobie posts so much... But I'll leave it this way.

CurrinBeaArthurNaked1.jpg

Posted by: DMartyr at 09:43 AM

Comments

1 Damn, not much of a chance to NOT see it and leave comments...

Posted by: jim at May 17, 2013 09:53 AM

2 That's the fun of "below the fold." ;)

Posted by: DMartyr at May 17, 2013 09:54 AM

3 Maybe this same collector who pay $3 million for portrait of Abe Vigoda bending over in shower?
I think I come back in one month when Maude post drop off bottom of web page forever.

Posted by: Kim at May 17, 2013 10:06 AM

4 DMartyr is FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: SH at May 17, 2013 10:16 AM

5 Damn! I could have done without looking at that. Just got out of the dentist's and thought the pain killer would keep me numb to anything ... but it didn't. Yeah, fire DMartyr. No wait!! Worse would be Clint Eastwood nekked with his belly hanging out. Makes ya wanna cry.

Posted by: Bubbe at May 17, 2013 11:06 AM

6 Fair is fair. Let's see a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger nekkid as he looks now.

Posted by: Kafiroon at May 17, 2013 11:22 AM

7 Or better yet, Adrienne Barbeau from "Escape From NY."

Posted by: Kafiroon at May 17, 2013 11:25 AM

8 I should change the title to this "For The Eyes Of The Gentleman Only" and tweet it. :) Hahahaha. But I am kind.

Posted by: Mean Kitteh at May 17, 2013 12:08 PM

9 And here I always thought Bea Arthur was a man.

Posted by: Bill F at May 17, 2013 12:54 PM

10 Bea , aka Bernice Arthur is a veteran of world war 2, a Former United States Marine and one of the first women to enlist during the war. Staff Sergent Arthur was a truck driver and troop leader who received an Honorable discharge in 1945
At 5' 10" she made a very attractive Marine and could really shine in Uniform. As a young woman she was very good looking.
If those are her real boobs draw from memory or model then I'd say Bernice had some nice tits and lovely big round aureola.

Posted by: obsidian at May 17, 2013 01:24 PM

11 "I'll never be able to watch Maude again..."

Wait, why did you watch it in the first place???

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 17, 2013 01:52 PM

12 obsidian" But did she put out for the troops?

Posted by: Sal at May 17, 2013 03:13 PM

13 Not really that skanky-looking. On a par with Nanzy Pelozi, Amy Winehouse, Linzy Lohan, or maybe Helen Thomas. They're all dead, right?

Posted by: EROWMER at May 17, 2013 08:16 PM

14 Heh, I thought it was of Aunt Bea from the Andy Griffith Show .....

But this just shows there are true idiots in the world (as if you didnt already have sufficient proof because eof all the people who voted for obama)


Posted by: tremainer at May 19, 2013 10:49 AM

15 #11 One name with two outstanding attributes.
Adrienne Barbeau and her puppies.

Posted by: obsidian at May 19, 2013 02:22 PM

16 Bubbe, I am cracking up.

Posted by: Mark at May 20, 2013 10:13 AM






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