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Got an extra 3.5 Million? This lovely painting could be yours!

Bob Barker Oil Painting Is On Sale For Millions On eBay

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The Huffington Post | By Drew Guarini
Feel all warm and fuzzy remembering Bob Barker's legendary run as host of "The Price Is Right"?

Well, come on down to eBay where you can score an epic so-bad-it's-good oil painting of the former game show host for...

In the spirit of the television game show, we'd like you to guess. Tick, tock, tick, tock...

User nscocoa is listing the Barker masterwork for $3.5 million.

While some might be tempted to proclaim righteously that "the price is wrong", the man behind the sale -- an artist by the name of Gerald L. Sabatini -- is either doing a good job of trolling the art world or he's just delusional. His blog lists his home base as Troy, Penn., and his artwork is listed on several websites, all with the same high prices.

The piece depicting Barker comes "hand made sculptured, painted & signed" by the artist according to the auction. The puppies are a loving homage to Barker's pet charity. Flowers and hearts, well, we imagine Sabatini believes they just look good. He did not respond to The Huffington Post's request for comment.

Also dotting the landscape, the show's famous "Big Wheel."

Barker, age 88, hosted "The Price Is Right" for 35 years, some of it ensnared in controversy involving lawsuits from former female employees. Now hosted by Drew Carey, the "Price Is Right" is the longest running game show in television history.

Sabatini's eBay page is a place where the serious meets the surreal. For every $30,000 snowy morning snowscape, there's a $2 million Gene Simmons portrait to accompany it.

At the time of this writing there was still over 5 days to "win" the $3.5 million Barker portrait.



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