...are you spending it on this?
no more hotties forum so I put this up for Ches
Maude, um no. Betty White, nutha story.
I'd pee in her.
"I'dddd buy THAT for a dolla...wait...WTF!"
I'd pay $2 million to NEVER remove those black bars!
Bea Arthur topless portrait sells for nearly $2 million, causes Facebook stir
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...#ixzz2TaAAwvGbThe ‘Golden Girls’ star gives new meaning to the show’s name as the artist-imagined subject of the painting.
By Chiderah Monde / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A 1991 painting depicting actress Bea Arthur baring her — um, golden girls — sold for nearly $2 million at an auction in Manhattan Wednesday night.
The John Currin creation, aptly named "Bea Arthur Naked," captures the beloved sitcom actress nude from the waist up. According to auction house Christie's, the provocative work was imagined from a photograph of the actress with clothes on.
Bea Arthur’s nakedness was imagined by artis John Currin from a photograph of her clothed.
Notes on the auction house website describe the portrait as both "nostalgic and repelling."
Arthur, who won Emmys for her roles on the hit 1970s and '80s television shows "Maude" and "Golden Girls," died of cancer in 2009. She was 86 years old.
Betty White and Bea Arthur created unforgetable roles in “The Golden Girls.”
The 22-year-old piece of art has been the topic of controversy in the past, but caused a new stir on Wednesday.
The Daily Beast's social media editors were locked out of their Facebook accounts for posting a photo of the portrait, an action the social network initially considered a violation of its terms.
Saw this item yesterday. Wanted to post the shot, but figured some "sponsor" would throw a fit and pull his support.
How f**king sad is it that we, as adults, can't post an image of a nude-from-the-waist-up Bea Arthur from 1991? We're not talking about a sexual act or genitalia; just a topless "Maude". What a joke.
You'll get over it. It might take a few years and you may need the help of a therapist, but I'm confident that you will overcome. And when that day comes, I will buy you a nice, frosty St. Pauli Girl. Cause lets face it...that chick is hot (beer is decent too).
The point is that, in certain circumstances, "nude" is both innocuous and acceptable. In this case, a rudimentary painting of a topless Bea Arthur. In another instance, it might be Michelangelo's David. In both instances, the artworks are not presented for prurient pursuits.
How much did the topless Phylis Diller go for?