“Chase Burning” Painting that Lead to Police Questioning Sells for $25,200 on Ebay

 The Art of Burning Banks

Burning bank artwork leads to police questioning

Via eBay…

 I think this painting is really touching a nerve so I’m putting it up for auction.   It’s getting a lot of publicity which I’m very excited about!  It started out as a simple urban landscape painting for a series of artworks depicting banks on fire.  But then after a few hours the police arrived and took my information inquiring as to whether I was a terrorist.

Click here to read my blog post about that:  http://alexanderschaefer.blogspot.com/2011/07/chase-bank-painting-en-plein-air-and.html

I got a bit of publicity about the whole affair, but then three weeks later two officers showed up at my home for further questioning and you can read about that here: http://alexanderschaefer.blogspot.com/2011/08/chilling-effect-on-speech.html

At that point things have snowballed.  The LA Times called for an interview and then ran an article about the entire story of this painting so far.

Click here to read the article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bank-painting-20110828,0,4395501.story 

It’s also been linked to the Keiser Report who have planned an interview with me next week:  http://maxkeiser.com/2011/08/28/alex-schaefers-depiction-of-a-chase-branch-going-up-in-flames-drew-the-attention-of-l-a-police/

It’s amazing the speed news spreads and I’m very glad to be moving people with my artwork and for the support for this issues the painting is bringing up!  I plan to paint more!

Here’s how I’m pricing the piece:  In 1873 one French franc equalled .290322581 g grams of gold.  Legend has it that Vincent Van Gogh sold one painting in his lifetime, the Red Vineyard at Arles, for 400 francs, which would have equalled 116.129 grams of gold, or 4.1 ounces of gold.  Today an ounce of gold costs $1835, so 4.1 ounces of gold is $7523.50.  Not a bad price adjusted for inflation and given the amount of money his work auctions for nowadays quite a steal!  I’m going to auction this painting on e-bay, it’s just “too hot” not to!  I’ve been getting offers and I think this is the most democratic and frankly interesting way to monetize this artwork.  I’m going to float this painting on the open market and engage in a little real-world price discovery.  And I’m going to be setting the auction starting bid at the cost of just a half an ounce of gold in today’s prices, or $920.

Well, it sold for $25,200.

Congratulations Alex

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40 Responses to ““Chase Burning” Painting that Lead to Police Questioning Sells for $25,200 on Ebay”
  1. Don Willetts says:

    Yeah, like a terrorist would set up on the sidewalk and spend hours painting a picture of what he’s about to do. Somebody either does not understand the concept of “metaphor”, has a major deficit of intelligence, or doesn’t want people getting the idea that they’re being screwed by Corporate America (probably some of each).

  2. lvent says:

    That’s right rictic….and many do not realize how incredibly sneaky this plan is and these spawns of satan are……the truth is being hidden.with sneaky class warfare and other small chips at our rights that the LEGISLATORS ARE PASSING TO TAKE AWAY OUR FREEDOM……but the truth is not hard to find…..the wake up call is in plain site if they choose to take their head out of the sand long enough to look….No one is safe..!

  3. lvent says:

    CHASE IS A BAND OF THEIVES AND CRIMINALS….THEY ARE AIDING AND ABETTING THE RULING ELITE IN STEALING AMERICA!!!!!!

  4. Mario Kenny says:

    So will we see new bills of law stopping the use of paint, brushes, canvas and buildings in drawings, or laws forbidding a person from thinking, about banks or hating banks, or if you blog or complain about the bankster or get mad at the bankster because he stole your money and or your house, the victim becomes the terrorist..

    This is why I think China owns the country because some of these rules mirror how the Chinese people abide with their law.

  5. Tim Bryant says:

    Sounds like a new genre of art.

    Works for me.

  6. see says:

    This guy does a painting of a bank burning and he gets a visit from the police asking him if he is a terrorist and if he plans on burning banks. They already knew the answer to that because they checked him out. They refer to the 911 tragedy. That painting has nothing to do with 911, just the bank across the street getting nervous. Homeowners report their houses being broken into by the banks and no one goes to the bank and asks them if they are terrorists.

    • lvent says:

      see, yes, it is all ridiculous..the police are becoming more and more like terrorists themselves…..somebody is getting nervous…Good…they should. be..Watched Obama’s speech..more puppeteering b.s. from the ruling elite…. as George Carlin calls them, rich cocks—ers who don’t give a f–k about us……….. AT ALL…….Nothing good for homeowners by Obama again accept go and refi your already paid for house at 4%, His owners clearly told him that he must keep deceiving the masses and he must keep the mortgage fraud ponzi scheme rolling….for the benefit of their criminal investor friends overseas, you know the bastards who hate us and want to make us prisoners to the fraudulently induced debt they create to enslave us all with……Nothing for the peasants…just a few powder puff ideas to make us all “think” he is trying to do something….You could see the evil glare in Boehner’s eyes…..the Republicons aren’t going to give him anything he wants…the ruling elite want Obama to to fail,so America fails, they need someone to blame….they are playing Obama for a fool and using him as a scapegoat……the corruption in CONgess is written all over all of their useless faces…The NWO order owns pretty much every last one of the traitors….It is up to all of us to take our country back…Demand they abolish the Fed and take the money out of politics and tell them you won’t vote for either party unless they also force Wall Street to pay for their crimes and rescind the fake mortgage debt ….clean slate for Mainstreet… Stop the Kabuki democracy…the American people know it is all a sham… Washington is bought, they are all a sell out…

      • lvent says:

        Was the CEO in there? Now that would be art!!!..Someone on CNBC compared this meltdown of the banks to a 5 part Shakesperean trajedy…..PUHLEASE!!!! SPARE US THE DRAMA!!!…….THE GREEDY PIGS GOT CAUGHT….AND THE FACT THAT NOT ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN CRIMINALLY INDICTED YET IS THE REAL TRAJEDY…AND TRAVESTY…Bloomberg reporting earlier that Brian Moynihan trying to hold it together at BOFA, while mortgages fall apart….I SAY BURN BABY BURN…! I HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL…..!

  7. Stupendous Man - Defender of Liberty, Foe of Tyranny says:

    I imagine the party that won/purchased the painting to be one higher up in banking or finance. No one else in the country has the excess liquidity for something like that.

  8. talktotennessee says:

    Try to get a restraining order to keep someone from stalking you or report someone missing and what do you get? :”We can’t do anything because they haven’t broken the law YET.” Well banks have broken law in their forgery and deception yet a man is harrassed and his freedom to express his opinion either verbally or in ‘paint’ has been threatened with police intimidation.
    Is there any doubt our nation is ruled by Corporate Capitalism? Where has our Republic gone?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_capitalism
    Thomas Jefferson, one of the founders of the United States democratic system, said “I hope we shall crush … in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country”.[3]

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an April 29, 1938 message to Congress, warned that the growth of private power could lead to fascism: [T]he liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism—ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.[4][5][6]
    […] Statistics of the Bureau of Internal Revenue reveal the following amazing figures for 1935: “Ownership of corporate assets: Of all corporations reporting from every part of the Nation, one-tenth of 1 percent of them owned 52 percent of the assets of all of them.”[4][6]

  9. Beth A. says:

    Amazing…the man paints a picture of what most of us fantasize about and the po-po’s are at his door with a line of questioning. Are you kidding me? Freedom of Speech?

    Next, it will be a thought police.

    I’d like to know more about who initiated that little investigation. This is seriously disturbing. I am so pleased at the results — speaks for itself, doesn’t it? I hope it hangs somewhere very public – congrats to the new owner (unless it was Jamie D from Chase or one of his minions).

    • If it is the bank buying it he diffinately needs to make tons of them so they can not keep up! You must be thinking the best way to take care of competition is to purchase competition. The best way to hide the art is to purchase the art.

    • lvent says:

      A BofA branch in the heart of downtown Chicago actually did burn a few months ago or so…..I thought it was pretty telling at the time..The truth is becoming clear to everyone now, .the crooks who have hijacked Wall Street “thought” they owned the place,they ” thought” we were too dumb to figure out what they did and they “thought” they bought the entire country and they “thought “they could cover up all of their fraud by stealing everything from the people……and get away with it…..that is not going to happen now because of some really honest american patriots who really love this country and don’t want this Global elite tyranny taking over The United States Of America….

  10. Jim Bethea says:

    The US KGB trying to prevent any harm from coming to their Corporate owners ~~

    The real truth is: It is not the duty of the police to defend you. Their jobs are to protect the Corporationa dn arrest code breakers. ~~ Sapp v. Tallahassee, 348 So. end. 363, Reiff v. City of Philadelphia, 477 F. Supp. 1262, Lynch v. N.C. Dept of Justice 376 S.E 2nd 247

    Just doing their KGB job for the Illuminati’s elitist ~~~~

    • lvent says:

      Hope they all wake up Jim…..and realize they are playing for the wrong team…..they got robbed by them too……I have a friend who was in law enforcement his whole life and is retired now….he fears for his pension but, he thinks everyone should stop paying the bastards too……This really needs to be an INDIVISIBLE effort…The credit score, the UPC CODE and the SS number are all part of the system of the NWO Beast…that NWO order tyranny wants to own and control all of us via those numbers….America needs to wake up….!!! Word on the internet is, they are planning something big for 9/11….hopefully the truth getting out will be a deterent…Best thing to do is to not let them try to intimidate or scare us with there world wide terror warning for 9/11….that is the tool they always use to try and take away more of our freedom and rights…Obama was on CNN a couple of weeks ago talking to Wolf Blitzer about how the real terror attack could come from within, like a lone wolf from within, like what happened in Norway……Now that I can believe…because the NWO order wants to take our guns away but that is a war they will never win here in America…..

      • lvent says:

        I don’t believe any american citizen would be that willfully ignorant….to let them take our guns away..

      • Wayne says:

        And the real reason Timothy McViegh blew up the Federal Building was why?

      • lvent says:

        Scare tactics……

      • rictic says:

        “I don’t believe any american citizen would be that willfully ignorant….to let them take our guns away..
        I’m not so sure Vent. 2A is crystal clear, yet I need a CCW to protect my wife & myself outside of my own home, in some states I’m not even allowed to do that. The gun-grabbers are a mighty powerful group (Brady Bunch, Clinton, Bloomberg). Our rights are being eroded daily. NC just suspended CC (concealed carry) due to the flood emergency. Sorry NC during an emergency is when you need to protect your family and that is from a 2A friendly state.
        We are letting the gubbermint and through that vehicle, the NWO, take our rights from us “for our own protection” of course. I don’t need gubbermint to protect me, I can do that myself, thank you very much and if I can’t I will die trying.
        Our weapons may be the last thing they take from us, mark my words, take them they will.
        Remember folks whether you have a weapon or not, it’s called the Bill of Rights NOT the Bill of Priviledges.
        Sorry for going off on a tangent with this but I believe it is all part of the NWO plan to make us all subservient to them and to exert complete control over the peons ie the rest of us that are not in their “Club”

  11. OMG….thinking he may be a terrorist….oh ya….with a brush and some paint….I would have told them to go to Washington DC….that would be a good place to start and than hit all the big banks and than take the road to Rome. …. I am glad he made 25,200.00….it was well worth his time….

  12. housemanrob says:

    What great artwork that is…Bravo….too bad there can’t be some spontaneous combustion thing!

    • lvent says:

      Right on Rob!!! This artists rendering is a perfect example of suicide banking…….that is what they do..Blow up nations economies and commit suicide and then, re-emerge as a new spawn of satan..They are Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde..

  13. I sure hope he takes his money from the painting to a credit union and not a bank! I hope he makes more money getting the point across in the ARTS, that we have had enough and the banks need to pay for their crimes. Perhaps he will paint a bank with chains around it and matching braclets attached. or with the faces of [women, men and children lives he has ruined in their windows of their sky scrapers. THis is non violent protest, we must always do non violent protest. The government is looking for and wanting violent protest. This must not happen. People need to keep their composure and do ONLY NON VIOLENT. AND THIS IS GREAT NON VIOLENT PROTEST! DAME THE BANKSTERS AND ON WITH THE GOOD BANKS AND FREEDOM FROM THE CLUTCHES OF THESE HORRIFIC UNCONSCIONABLE DEVILS ADVOCATES. REMEMBER IF ANY RESORTS TO VIOLENCE THEY WILL CA– USE US ALL TO LOOSE THIS BATTLE. NON VIOLENCE IS THE ONLY WAY TO WIN THIS BATTLE! CANDLE VIDGALS FOR THE FAMILIES IN THE STREETS AND THE DEATHS CA– USED BY THESE BANKS WILL GET YOU FARTHER AND FIGHTING BY LAW SUITS AND CALLS IN THE MASSES AND VOTING THE CRIMINALS OUT OF OFFICE.

  14. leapfrog says:

    Anyone see this piece of good news?

    “It was only a matter of time. A few weeks after every money losing firm in the US and the kitchen sink disclosed it would sue Bank of America in an accelerating attempt to salvage something through litigation, the worst case scenario for Brian Moynhian just got real. As of minutes ago, Norway’s Government Pension Fund, which is another name for its Sovereign Wealth Fund, has just announced it is suing Bank of America for mortgage fraud. Not only that but it is also going after Countrywide, obviously, but far more importantly, is also suing KPGM, the auditor on the Countrywide transaction, and, drumroll, ole’ Agent Orange himself.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-americas-legal-woes-go-global-after-norways-sovereign-wealth-fund-sues-mortgage-fraud

    YES! YES! YES! I am SO SICK and TIRED of that Agent Orange Mozilo ALWAYS getting off SCOT-FREE. I want that bastard to go to prison. When will that happen?

    • rictic says:

      It’s taking the Norwegians to do what should have happened years ago from our own DoJ. Way to go Norway, rip Mozillo’s gonads off….

      Thanks for the link leapfrog, you just made my day….,

      • leapfrog says:

        You’re welcome. Glad to have made your day. That article made my day too. I am so sick of Teflon-coated Agent Orange. I keep waiting for the day where his luck will run out and something will stick and land his reptilian ass (no offense to reptiles) in prison.

      • rictic says:

        I would be quite happy to see him join the line for the daily a$$ pounding from Bubba and the Boys 🙂

  15. lvent says:

    We must be VERY careful not to allow the media to blame this manufactured crisis on Capitalism….that is the excuse the NEW WORLD ORDER wants to use to destroy FREE MARKET CAPITALISM and usher in a COMMUNIST ONE WORLD CURRENCY….. and try and blame Capitalism it is a failure….THAT IS ANOTHER BIG FAT LIE……MULTINATIONAL MEGACONGLOMERATE PIGS AND FASCISTS WITHIN OUR OWN GOVERNMENT, TRAITORS OF AMERICAN FREEDOM WANT TO DESTROY THE FREE MARKETS….BREAK THEM UP…..WITH ANTITRUST LAW SUITS…GET BUSY HOLDER AND DO YOUR FUCKING JOB….!!!!!! THE BEAST IS IN NEED OF SOME RESTRAINT…..WALL STREET NEEDS REAL FINANCIAL RULES AND REGS…RE-INSTATE GLASS-STEAGALL AND THE UPTICK RULE……

    • leapfrog says:

      Agree. This is not free marked capitalism. Its crony-capitalism, corporatism and fascism. Holder will never do his job – I read from someone here that he was one of the original creators of MERS. He needs to be prosecuted and jailed just like the rest of the Wall Street. On the other hand, one could argue he is doing his job. His job, like Geithner, Bernanke and Obama is to protect the interests of the plutocrats and they are doing their job pretty well – its just too bad us meddling taxpayers are hounding them and making their elitist little lives miserable with our demands. Keep up the pressure folks!

      Agree about the Glass-Steagall, but need to repeal Gramm-Leech-Bliley and the Commodities Futures Modernization Act.

      • lvent says:

        Right on leapfrog!…They are all socialists and were intentionlly put in place to usher in the commie new world order……Right on both counts about Clinton’s treasonist Gramm-Leech-Bliley and Max Keiser talked about the Commodities Modernization Act the attempt to legitimize fraud by Washington for the benefit of their criminal friends on Wall Street….none of them have any morals….which is leading to the decay of the entire country both morally and financially………Prof. William Black was on the Keiser Report a couple of weeks ago and describes what the societal effects of all of the fraud not being prosecuted will lead to he calls a crimeogenic society….Societal chaos and upheaval will lead to anarchy because all of these criminals do is keep stealing the wealth our of this country….I think that is exactly what these sick bastards all want…… a manufactured excuse to take us over without firing a shot….

    • lvent says:

      FREE MARKET CAPITALISM AND AMERICAN PROSPERITY IS BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY THE MEGACORPS AND MEGACONGLOMERATES WHO HAVE MONOPOLIZED WALL STREET……THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS ALLOWING THIS…..THAT IS FASCISM…..FREE MARKET CAPITALISM IS THE ONLY WAY FOR AMERICA TO PROSPER….THAT IS THE ONLY ENVIRONMENT WHERE ENTREPANEURSHIP FLOURISHES…AND THE GLOBALISTS KNOW IT…..THEY HATE SMALL BUSINESS AND THE AMERICAN WAY…THEY ARE A TYRANNY….SOCIALISM ALWAYS LEADS TO COMMUNISM AND THEY ARE ALWAYS A FAILURE BECA– USE THAT IS GOVERNMENT OPPRESSION…EVERYONE SHOULD NOT MAKE TEN BUCKS AN HOUR AND HAVE THE SAME HO– USE PAYMENT, HEALTHCARE PLAN AND EDUCATION…..THEY STIFLES A NATIONS GROWTH….AND KILLS IT….NOTHING PROSPERS FROM ECONOMIC STAGNATION…….EVERYONE DOES NOT WANT TO WORK FOR THE WALL STREET SLAVE PLANTATION……HOW MANY ARE NOW UNEMPLOYED AND ON FOOD STAMPS???? THIS IS AN EVIL HITLER PLAN BY THE RULING ELITE…WAKE UP AMERICA THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR COUNTRY AND MAKE AMERICA A COMMUNIST NATION…..THEY WANT A GLOBAL FASCIST, COMMUNIST MICROCHIPPED, NO PAPER CURRENCY, NOW WEALTH FOR ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES DICTATORSHIP………TELL OBAMA AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO SHOVE THEIR COMMIE JOBS PLAN UP THIER ELITEIST ASSHOLES..AMERICA HAS BECOME A FRAUD FACTORY BECA– USE OF WALL STREET…..FORCE WALL STREET TO PAY MAINSTREET BACK OUR STOLEN WEALTH AND GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR WAY…….!!!!! THAT IS WHAT OBAMA NEEDS TO DO……

      • lvent says:

        BERNANKE ON BLOOMBERG RIGHT NOW TALKING MORE COMMIE CRAP….HE SAID THE FED HAS A RANGE OF TOOLS TO FIX THE ECONOMY……..NO BERNANKE YOU ARE WRONG AGAIN….. THE FED ACTUALLY IS A RANGE OF TOOLS…….ABOLISH THE FED!!!!! THEY ARE A SHAM AND A FRAUD MACHINE…..!!!

      • CaitlinO says:

        You do know that socialism and communism are not the same thing, right? You do understand that the first group the fascists rounded up in Germany were the socialists, right?

        Santayana said “the one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again.”

        Still true, still true.

      • rictic says:

        Bernanke – “The Federal Reserve will certainly do all that it can to help restore high rates of growth and employment in a context of price stability.”
        What he meant to say was “The Federal Reserve will certainly do all that it can to help restore high rates of theft from those odious, common little peons and give it to our glorious masters who in their infinite wisdom desire all that they have not yet stolen for which I will be hansomely rewarded come the day of the New World Order”. There Bennie fixed it for you…..

      • lvent says:

        CAITLIN O. DON’T BE IDIOTIC….PLAYING WORD GAMES WITH ME…. I CLEARLY STATED FIRST COMES FASCISM, THEN SOCIALISM, THEN COMMUNISM..FASCISM NEVER LEAVES THE EQUATION….IT IS ALL AN OPPRESSIVE TYRANNY…IN THE END WHAT THEY REALLY WANT IS TOTALITARIANISM……..TOTAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL…….AS I SAID BEFORE…..SOCIALISM IS ONE STEP AWAY FROM COMMUNISM……ALL ARE A DEATH SENTENCE FOR DEMOCRACY…

      • lvent says:

        Right on rictic! Max Keiser telling it like it is today…..Max and Stacy talk about the psychotic financial terrorists, the theives who have hijacked Wall Street and America’s wealth…..Max said that yes, the FHFA is owned and controlled by the same beast……they are all one Global tyranny…
        http://maxkeiser.com/

      • The FED and the IRS need to be abolished.

      • lvent says:

        Right on Shelley!!!

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