World-Renowned Portrait Artist Seeks 'Winning' Candidate for Next Sitting (Trolls Need Not Apply)

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Legendary portrait artist Dick Zimmerman announces epic journey to find 'total rock star from Mars' for next commission

It has to be someone who has a different constitution. Someone who…

Dick Zimmerman - the world-renowned portrait artist who not only painted what went on to become the cover of the iconic Thriller album, but also literally gave MJ the famous white suit right off his back (now hanging snugly in the Grammy Museum) - today announced the official launch of his quest to claim absolute victory on the front of finding his next 'winning' candidate.

"It has to be someone who has a different constitution. Someone who…" Zimmerman paused a moment, misty-eyed, lost in thought. "… who made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger and Richards look like droopy-eyed armless children. … Yes, someone like that," he resolved determinedly. "A real gnarly gnarlington."

A tall order for some, perhaps, but not for Zimmerman, considering the marquee names the artist has painted. With an impressive client roster ranging from Salvador Dali to the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from Priscilla to Lisa Marie Presley, "The Image Maker" (as he is widely referred to by the media) only knows the grandiose.

Fortunately, Zimmerman's paintbrush kisses and tells.

The stakes are high. Seeking a subject with no less than fire-breathing fists, someone who has exposed people to magic with poetry at his fingertips, someone whose only speed is go, basically the mission comes down to someone you can't process with a normal brain. In short, something of a Vatican assassin.

"I'm not looking for a rookie. I want a real hot shot; someone in the major league with no code of conduct." Zimmerman stated, his fist slamming down resolutely on the rich mahogany table before him.

At press time, when Zimmerman was reached for comment as to what he would be doing until he found said subject, he had only five words to offer.

"I don't sleep. I wait."

About Dick Zimmerman
Dick Zimmerman's unique and refined technology in portraiture captures and enhances the essence of the subject's beingness. His paintings communicate life and energy captured in a preservation of a moment in time. Zimmerman has created hundreds of portrait commissions, which range from actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Michael Jackson, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley to icons such as Aaron Spelling, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Zimmerman has also had the rare honor of having the great artist Salvador Dali and his wife Gala sit for their fiftieth anniversary portraiture. His work has been exhibited all over the world.

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