Bea Arthur Nude Painting: Would You Buy (or Hit) It?

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If you're a regular THG visitor, you expect scandalous, very frequent and occasionally unclothed news regarding Kim Kardashian, Jenelle Evans, etc.

Bea Arthur nude? We're gonna guess not on your radar.

Bea Painting

Still, variety is the spice of life, and here we are discussing that very topic, thanks to artist John Currin, who painted this portrait of the star in 1991.

Then 69, Bea (1922-2009) didn't model for this portrait.

The New Yorker refers to it as part of a series by Currin featuring "acrid fantasy portraits of menopausal women." Gawker calls it "quite beautiful."

The work is up for auction today and is expected to go for between $1.8-2.5 million. Check out the full, voluptuous, NSFW painting after the jump:

Bea Arthur Nude

Bea Arthur nude circa 1991: Would you hit it?


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