‘Creepy’ Bernie Madoff Watercolor Fails to Sell at Armory Show

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Such a pity, they'd make such a lovely couple. Photo: Getty Images

No one wanted to buy Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming's watercolor portrait of Bernie Madoff at yesterday's Armory Show, which was on sale for $100,000. To add insult to Pei-Ming's injury, Bloomberg News today deemed it "creepy." And then they went one step further:

The 7-foot-wide black-and-white watercolor appeared to repel visitors right out of David Zwirner’s stand.

Holy crap! Are they saying it actually possessed magical powers of evil? Because if so, we think we may know a buyer. And his name is Sylar.

Smirking Madoff Portrait for $100,000 Finds No Buyers at Armory [Bloomberg]