Did Jimmy Kimmel buy the naked Bea Arthur painting for comedian Jeff Ross? (Poll)

By | May 27, 2013 at 12:35 pm | One comment | News, Polls/Surveys | Tags: , , ,

Over the weekend, a fun little comedian controversy played out. It involves Jimmy Kimmel, Jeffrey Ross and a nude painting of the late, great Golden Girls star Bea Arthur. The painting was purchased for $1.9 million at auction recently, but the buyer’s identity wasn’t revealed—that is, until Ross thanked Kimmel for the painting via Twitter and included a photo of himself holding said work of art.

Jeff Ross edited

And Kimmel seemingly confirmed what Ross said.


But then came this follow-up from the Jimmy Kimmel Live host.

Ross followed up with this.


Ross hasn’t deleted his original thank you Tweet to Kimmel or an additional photo showing what looks like a note from Kimmel to Ross, referencing a joke Ross told in 2005 about Sandra Bernhard – “I wouldn’t fuck you with Bea Arthur’s dick.” – during the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson. Of course, Kimmel could’ve sent Ross a replica of the painting, but as of this writing, the “real” buyer hasn’t come forward.

kimmel note

So, given what you know, what do you think?

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  • mxyzptlk

    I really hope a black market of Bea Arthur forgeries develops — the kind of forgeries that are so close to the original that they fool most experts. Those forgeries will get locked away in the vaults of comedian collectors around the world; stolen in extravagantly-staged robberies in Boston; traded for exotic and expensive artifacts; find their ways into small European museums as “authentic”; and 30 years down the line, we’ll learn that the original naked Bea Arthur was itself a forgery.

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