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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Art

Buy an Original Oil Portrait of Seth Meyers for Only $5,500

Tucked away in the 8th floor portrait studios of the Chicago Macy's, amongst paintings of families and babies, you'll stumble upon a portrait of a recognizable face: Seth Meyers. Turns out, he sat for a portrait as a joke to give to his brother, then decided that the price was a little too high for a joke. And his loss is your gain!

Here's what Seth told WBEZ's Justin Kaufman about the portrait when asked:

"5/6 years ago I went to Chicago for a charity event. There was a giftbag that included a sitting at a portrait gallery. I was DEFINITELY the only person there who went up and did the sitting. The nicest dude on earth was running the place and took the photos. I explained to him that my goal was to get a giant oil painting of myself for my brother. He understood that I was posing ironically. I got the proofs but paying for the portrait was prohibitively expensive. I seriously considered it but it seemed wasteful to drop that kind of money for something my brother might hate."

Want the painting for your collection? It can be yours for a mere $5,500. And if my understanding of the art world is correct, it should be worth millions in just a few short decades.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Schwartz/13005687 Kimberly Schwartz

    I want.