There’s always lots of controversy when people buy paintings and autographs from convicts. Yet, we know there’s a big market for them in the collectable world.
Occasionally, we see the Hitler painting pop up at auction for hundreds of thousands of dollars. And Charles Manson is still doing crude drawings and signing lots of autographs through the mail from his prison sell in Northern California.
Well you can add another to the list – Jodi Arias. For those that haven’t seen Nancy Grace having a meltdown while talking about her – she’s the 32-year-old woman accused of shooting her boyfriend Travis Alexander in the face and then stabbing him 29 times. Photos of him in the shower right before this were found on her camera, along with photos of his dead body.
It’s not those photos that she’s selling. I’m guessing that’s evidence she doesn’t have access to.
She is creating a variety of drawings and paintings from jail and selling them on eBay. One called “Pisces #2” sold for $810. It was an attractive redhead model. And she’s made over a thousand bucks so far.
She’s turned her attention to the golden age of Hollywood, and you can find her colored drawings of Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra if you search around. She said she’s working on a Lucille Ball.
Now, I say we shouldn’t support somebody that’s a killer (allegedly)…but try telling that to a collector of the macabre. Especially when they think they’re getting a great deal now and that they’ll only increase in value. That’s something I seriously doubt. After all, this case looks like a slam dunk for the prosecution. She’s going to have plenty of years in jail to create more of this “art” and the more there is, the less value will be attached to these pieces.