In 2007, Stan Murmur was an art teacher at Monacan High School in Richmond, Virginia. He was, by all accounts, a well-respected and dedicated teacher. But a video on YouTube changed all that. The clip showed Murmur, dressed only in a turban, Groucho glasses and a g-string, creating art with his butt. He called this unusual method of painting “anthropometric monotype,” but Chesterfield School Board members called it inappropriate and promptly fired him.
The hubbub over his termination may have died down, but Murmur hasn’t gone away. He’s still creating butt art and is still dedicated to the public school system. In fact, in his latest work he’s combined his two passions by creating a butt-painted portrait of television personality Stephen Colbert and auctioning it off on eBay to benefit public school classrooms.
The portrait is pretty amazing and captures the true essence of the Comedy Central host. The predominantly blue, black and white acrylic painting depicts Colbert in mid-rant making air quotes with his fingers. It measures 3′ by 4′ and is being offered as an unframed canvas. And if you didn’t know it was painted by a butt, you probably wouldn’t believe it.
As of this writing, the high bid is $320. The auction ends October 16th, so if you are interested in acquiring some awesome and unusual art for a good cause, here’s your chance.