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Thaw Up For Auction

Home - by - November 17, 2012 - 00:55 America/New_York - 59 Comments

This is the first painting I’ve produced with the sig line BigFurHat.

It might be the last. I may die in my sleep tonight. Then someone will really have lucked out.

Let the bidding begin. My intent is to possibly have a bidding war and I make lots of money.

The painting is 2′ x 3′, acrylic on canvas. It comes unframed. I reserve the right to pull the auction down if my reserve isn’t met. I ain’t tellin’ ya what the reserve is.

UPDATE: The reserve has been met.

The painting is titled: Thaw

The auction closes on Tuesday, 9PM ET.

» 59 Comments

  1. Racist

    November 17th, 2012

    I bid 1000 IOTW Bucks!

    SOLD! – bfh

    (ass)

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  2. Unruly Refugee

    November 17th, 2012

    I didn’t know you could paint. That is good!
    But again, I’d have to track down one of my kids and force them to make a Paypal payment because they won’t let me do online payments in the witness protection program.

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  3. Racist

    November 17th, 2012

    …and a slightly used snow shovel… Very slightly used, I live in NC remember!

    Seriously though, beautiful painting dude. I wish I could afford to bid on it, but I doubt my kids could eat it so it’s off my priorities list. For now anyway… Hope you make a shitpot load of money though! Then Obama can tax your rich ass and eliminate the deficit… oh wait

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  4. Racist

    November 17th, 2012

    Hey I ain’t bidding on no ass!!! I won’t make that mistake again… Stupid FBI!!! I don’t know why it’s ok for them and the Secret Service but not the rest of us!

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  5. Bad Brad

    November 17th, 2012

    Lot of numbers right below the paint. LOL. I wish I where artistic. FUR Wada up with all the calluses on that right hand?

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  6. Racist

    November 17th, 2012

    You realize it’s 1 a.m. right? You think there’s any respectable adults still here? Hell, I’m probably the only one on the site that’s sober! Stupid DEA!!! I don’t know why… oh nevermind…

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  7. ToreyDawn

    November 17th, 2012

    Beautiful :)

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  8. conservative cowgirl

    November 17th, 2012

    So…at what price do we start the bidding?

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  9. BigFurHat

    November 17th, 2012

    Doesn’t matter. I have a reserve in my head. I’ll let everyone know Tuesday night if we have a sale.

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  10. Tuesday

    November 17th, 2012

    The trees look like they just heard a footstep in the snow, but don’t know which direction it came from. Lovely.

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  11. FreedomCat

    November 17th, 2012

    Great painting. Unfortunately I have no moola. Good luck.

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  12. conservative cowgirl

    November 17th, 2012

    @Fur, I’m afraid of insulting you!

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  13. BigFurHat

    November 17th, 2012

    You can silent bid by e-mailing bigfurhat.mail@gmail.com

    I will publish the bid but not say who it came from.

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  14. grayscape

    November 17th, 2012

    Racist beat me – I only have 20 IOTW bucks. But at least I’m not sober.

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  15. Snowball the Sourpuss

    November 17th, 2012

    Great description, Tuesday!! Like they’re looking around and at each other “who goes there?”

    I’ll start the bidding at 30 American dollars. Then again, I believe my Altoids are stronger than the dollar.

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  16. Name Redacted™

    November 17th, 2012

    OK, I’ll start the bidding at $100. I know it’s worth way more than that, but I’ll just get the ball rolling. Stinkin’ Obamaconomy.

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  17. AbigailAdams

    November 17th, 2012

    Mr. Hat, Is it commie art? Isn’t that “the little red school house”? I get it, it’s a romantic recollection of communism “as it is supposed to work” and now the social climate is “thaw” – ing in reception to it. Right?

    (Nice work, BTW.)

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  18. Jerry Manderin

    November 17th, 2012

    A peek behind the curtain…thank you for sharing BFH!

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  19. Snowball the Sourpuss

    November 17th, 2012

    110.00!

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  20. Mr. Happy

    November 17th, 2012

    That picture looks nice, but I think it needs more naked women in it, maybe some big block Chevys too, doing burn-outs, in the woods.
    I’m no art scholar, I just know what I like.

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  21. racist

    November 17th, 2012

    Now see? Mr Happy is to to something… I might consider letting the kids fend for themselves a bit if there were nekkid womerns, 400s, and 454s involved… although, the bid is already over $100. I can buy a whole lotta potted meat and loaf bread for that. And if I can convince them that canned cat food is basically the same thing… I could feed em a long time to $100 !!!

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  22. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 17th, 2012

    Okay! This is like The Price Is Right.

    Lemme go put on a dumb costume first.
    . . . . .

    $111.oo

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  23. HERBERT HILL

    November 17th, 2012

    I paint as well, and I know how hard it is to get such good color tone across the whole thing. $120.

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  24. Edith McCrotch

    November 17th, 2012

    $3.00 and a bucket of grits.

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  25. Cate

    November 17th, 2012

    175.00

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  26. Mountain Dog

    November 17th, 2012

    Impressive art work Big Fur !

    How about a trade for an HP 600 Designjet plotter? 24 or 36 inch rolls, black ink, busted translucent lid – but rigged to work when you stick a pen in the switch hole that the lid is supposed to trigger. Value, about $225 minus $50 for new ink cartridges. Great for blue prints or drafting projects.
    You would have to pick it up since you don’t have an address for me to ship it to (or send a check to).

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  27. Maudie N Mandeville

    November 17th, 2012

    I don’t appreciate good art but out of respect for your work, $174. That may go up as other’s continue the bidding. Rest assured, I’ll be right in there.

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  28. Herbert Hill

    November 17th, 2012

    $185. It’s three feet long. Please outbid me.

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  29. Dr Tar

    November 17th, 2012

    @BFH Does the work come framed with a letter of authenticity by the artist or some other means of proving providence? I probably watch too much Antic Road Show, but they seem to put some weight on those extras when valuing artwork.

    I’d put a bid in for it now but you are already out of my price range until Uncle Sam gives me my hard earned money back in the Spring.

    Good luck with the auction.

    If I might make a suggestion for a future work – maybe Obama’s dead body getting gang raped by a spontaneous crowd of protesters.

    Or better yet Obama and Mooschelle getting the Mussolini send off in front of the WH fence. Something like this

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/mussolini.jpg

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  30. joe6pak

    November 17th, 2012

    If it is an original bigfurhat I’m in at $250.00.

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  31. Billy Fuster

    November 17th, 2012

    ONE BILLION DOLLARS!

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  32. Billy Fuster

    November 17th, 2012

    Uh–that was a joke.

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  33. Corky

    November 17th, 2012

    $300–I love it and I love the name!

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  34. Team America still mourning

    November 17th, 2012

    Great work, Fur. I love it. I’ll check eBay first but don’t know if I can afford to feed you for a week.

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  35. MOTUS

    November 17th, 2012

    Love the painting!
    Question: Do we have to bid money?

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  36. BigFurHat

    November 17th, 2012

    Motus – I don’t need no stinkin’ boob belts.

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  37. Team America still mourning

    November 17th, 2012

    Yeah, but Fur, do you have nipples unlike the FBI shirtless guy?

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  38. Slippery

    November 17th, 2012

    I will bid a Mosin Nagant rifle (made in Russia!) and 400 rounds of ammunition for it.

    Serious offer. The retail value of the above items are approx $225.00.

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  39. joe6pak

    November 17th, 2012

    $400

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  40. joe6pak

    November 17th, 2012

    Will you be posting the current high bid any place? If we are going to have a bidding war break out we need to know what to beat.

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  41. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 17th, 2012

    The tree on the left puts the cunt back into Country.

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  42. Angry White Dude

    November 17th, 2012

    It’s a brilliant manipulation of negative space. Post-modernist, neo-cubist. Fascinating!

    awd

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  43. Nutjob

    November 17th, 2012

    Cool pic, I paint myself, just make sure you put back enough money for Obamacare from the proceeds.
    To close to christmas to bid.

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  44. Menderman

    November 17th, 2012

    Nice painting…I have no money, but how about half a Twinkie, a couple of pounds of shipwreck coal I found on the beach?

    oh, and I’ll throw in my Vanna White Playboy Magizine!

    If I’m getting close, let me know and I’ll look around the house to sweeten the pot!

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  45. Diogenes

    November 17th, 2012

    If you insert maybe a old rusty truck on cinder blocks back in the woods somewhere I might bid.

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  46. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 17th, 2012

    Prettyyyyyyy!

    Wait! Wait!
    I’m gonna go try to sell some of my diabetic syringes at the park. I’ll let you know how that goes…

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  47. anon

    November 17th, 2012

    This is beautiful and alive. I see something profound in the use of light, the source of warmth, the lean of the trees, the colors. It actually makes me recall Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnun-Bouveret’s Christ and the Disciples at Emmaus. sincerely

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  48. joe6pak

    November 17th, 2012

    $425, we need to bid this up.

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  49. Jerry Manderin

    November 17th, 2012

    I love how the cross on the church is prominent in the thawing, symbolizing a new birth, a new season.

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  50. Hippie Critic

    November 17th, 2012

    Great painting Fur!

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  51. RWF

    November 17th, 2012

    That looks beautiful, Hat.

    In my travels as a military brat, I was “stationed” in Bangor. That sky, with those clouds definitely reminds me of that time.

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  52. Doc

    November 17th, 2012

    Bangor, is that in Thailand?

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  53. Edith McCrotch

    November 17th, 2012

    @ AP -

    Barbara Gordon would give you a tsk for saying words like that.

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  54. msq

    November 18th, 2012

    thats pretty good.

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  55. just plain bob

    November 18th, 2012

    It ain’t art if it ain’t on black velvet

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  56. LadyGun12

    November 18th, 2012

    Or if it ain’t got dogs playing poker.

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  57. Chieftain

    November 18th, 2012

    Sorry I cannot offer more than high praise….but that is some great work. I hope you keep it up….

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  58. Harry Dangle

    November 19th, 2012

    That would look good over the fire place at Camp Handle It Lodge. “It’s where you wish you would’ve gone.”

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  59. billyk

    November 20th, 2012

    Needs another coat–I can still see the numbers
    Just kidding–pretty good all things considered

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