Who'd buy this hideous Michael Laws portrait?

MIKE MATHER
Last updated 17:27 17/03/2014
Michael Laws
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HAUNTING: Hamilton artist Joshua Drummond has taken to TradeMe to rid himself of this disturbing artwork of former politician and radio host Michael Laws.

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Hamilton artist Joshua Drummond is attracting lots of attention on Trade Me - as well as some ''crazy'' bids - for a disturbing artwork of former politician and radio host Michael Laws.

''I did this horrible painting of popular New Zealand celebrity Michael Laws for a charity auction,'' Drummond explains in his Trade Me listing. ''No-one bought it. I don't really blame them, because if I'm being really honest it looks absolutely terrifying.''

The unframed stretched canvas is about 25 centimetres wide, 25 cm long, and ''infinitely deep''.

''I've thought about this a lot and I think the main problem is that it looks a bit too much like Michael Laws,'' Drummond joked.

''I keep trying to hide it in the house or chuck it out but it somehow always makes its way back to me. I can feel it staring at me, staring from dead black eyes. I fear it may be haunted. Don't let that stop you from buying it though.''

Drummond later observed via his Twitter account that bidding on the painting was over the $50 threshold.

''These people are crazy,'' he observed.

Horrible Painting of Michael Laws is also drawing some intriguing comments and queries from Trade Me users.

''Was he acting in Planet of the Apes at the time?'' one asked, while another remarked that ''my dog just saw this and swallowed his own tongue''.

Laws could not be reached this afternoon for his view of of the painting.

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