Got $5,555.55 burning a hole in your pocket? This portrait of Rob Ford could be yours
As Rob Ford continues to scrounge for funding to build his Sheppard subway, he might consider selling self-portraits: an oil and acrylic rendering of the big guy is up for sale on eBay, and it’s going for a cool $5,555.55. The painting is currently owned by Larry Houlieff, a Ford fan with a love for the bizarre—Houlieff once bought an 18-inch tall papier maché sculpture of legendary CBC broadcaster Peter Gzowski, a perhaps surprising purchase for a member of Ford Nation. Houlieff told the Toronto Star he set the price based on the “5¢” in the painting, which artist Stephanie Kervin says is a reference to Ford’s desire to scrap the five-cent plastic bag fee. Kervin won’t say how much Houlieff paid for the painting, but now knows it was far too low. Someone should tell Ford about just how profitable the arts can be. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »
2 thoughts on “Got $5,555.55 burning a hole in your pocket? This portrait of Rob Ford could be yours”
Anyone who pays $5,555.55 for a painting of some fat guy is a complete moron.
Do I not appreciate art or is everyone just continuously producing garbage and labelling it ‘modern’ or ‘abstract’?
SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP What is that thing? It makes a guy think being blind wouldn’t be so bad. I suppose you could buy it and throw darts at it or swear at it or something. If you’re not one of the poor misguided souls who voted for him
it would be a great stress reliever to come home after a hard day slaving for some plutocrat and just heap the most hideous abuse on this picture. You’d feel like a million bucks afterwards. And if you’re one of the goons who DID vote for the Edsel of Toronto politics you could, I don’t know, blow kisses at it.
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