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This Naked Painting of Bea Arthur Is Worth Millions of Dollars

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May 15, 2013 | 5:34pm EDT

 Credit: Courtesy of Christies

The Golden Girls thanked us all for being their friends, but who knows if that thanks extends to John Currin, the artist who created this topless painting of the late great Bea Arthur titled, creatively, "Naked Bea Arthur." The painting, which caused quite a controversy when it was produced in 1991 and caused some art critics to tell people to boycott Currin for his unauthorized nudies, is now up for auction at Christie's and expected to fetch up to $2.5 million dollars. Click on that link if you want to see the full, graphic version. Rose is really gonna have to save up a lot if she wants to buy it and save Dorothy the humiliation of having it displayed in public forever. 

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