Jimmy Kimmel Buys Bea Arthur Naked Painting for Jeff Ross


Jimmy Kimmel


Ross tweets a picture of him and the topless Bea Arthur painting, thanking the late-night talk-show host and calling him 'the most generous guy in the world.'

Jimmy Kimmel is apparently the one who bought Bea Arthur topless painting at Christie's auction. Kimmel's friend Jeff Ross, who received the painting as a gift, cannot contain his excitement when he holds the frame in his hands and thanks the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host for his generosity.

"Biggest surprise of my life. Thank you @jimmykimmel - the most generous guy in the world! #BeaArthur," Ross wrote on his Twitter account on Friday, May 24. Kimmel wrote back, "Bea is watching over all of us, but especially you," to which Ross replied, "Amen brother."

The John Currin painting was sold nearly $2 million to an anonymous caller at Christie's auction on May 15. The identity of the caller was not revealed at the time. Kimmel's representative is not immediately available for confirmation.

Arthur, who once shared a stage with Kimmel in 2005, never actually sat in the position in front of Currin. "I had a vision in my head of Bea Arthur, and I found a picture of her. I was going to put a scarf ensemble on her like that from her Maude days, and I drew the body just to drape it. It was then that I realized that the painting was fantastic as it was," the artist explained.

Arthur received Emmy Awards for her roles on 1970s' and 1980s' TV shows, "Maude" and "Golden Girls". She passed away in 2009 at the age of 86 because of cancer.



© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Drake Is Actually Gay and His Rihanna Romance Is Fake
  2. Audrina Patridge Shares Sweet Photo of Her Breastfeeding Her Daughter
  3. Rob Kardashian Tweets Kylie's Number as He Blasts His Family for Snubbing Blac Chyna
  4. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  5. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  6. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  7. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  8. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  9. Angelina Jolie Reportedly Turns to Johnny Depp Amid Brad Pitt Divorce
  10. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Do Have a Pre-Nup. So, Who's the Big Winner?

CELEBS PHOTO