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Jimmy Kimmel bought nude Bea Arthur painting for $1.9M

May 24, 2013 at 8:01 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Jeffrey Ross tweeted a photo of himself with a nude painting of the late sitcom star Bea Arthur, saying the work was a gift from Jimmy Kimmel.

The original 1991 John Currin portrait was recently sold at auction for $1.9 million to an anonymous buyer.

"Biggest surprise of my life. Thank you @JimmyKimmel -- the most generous guy in the world!" Ross tweeted Friday.

"@RealJeffreyRoss Bea is watching over us, but especially you," Kimmel tweeted back.

The Hollywood Reporter said representatives for Kimmel and Ross did not respond to its requests for comment on the generous gift.

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