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Painting Of Dimebag Darrell's Killing To Be Auctioned

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Metalhammer.co.uk is reporting that a painting by Tom Sanford of Dimebag Darrell's murder will be auctioned off for a charity event this weekend. The painting is expected to receive between £500 – £700 at the auction. The painting itself and the artist's explanation of it can be viewed at this location.

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

OK, SERIOUSLY, THIS HAS TO BE A JOKE!! HONESTLY, WTF IS HE THINKING??!!??!!

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DeathCrush writes:

auctioning something (even for charity) is still incredibly twisted.

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

That painting disgusts me.

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. stuff writes:

all I can say is WHAT THE f***!!!!!!!!!!! That guy is a knob Dimebag was a great gutiarist and deservese respect not some f***ed up painting of his death.

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. thegoosegoblin writes:

People have been capitalizing on Dimebag's death for years. At least this is for charity.

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

This guy's obviously pushing for controversy. Feigning his art as some expressive capturing of a bizarre zeitgeist - And yet all he really is a talentless attention whore, braying like a f***ing donkey for people to take notice.

If you ask me, clueless vampires like him are the real "horrifying symptom of the kind of cultural malaise that permeat[s] Bush II era America."

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

420 LOL
This makes me sick....my question is who in their right mind would wanna buy this cryptic portrait.....one of the best guitarist ever to play, miss daryl alot

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. thegoosegoblin writes:

I didn't really understand the painter's comments about the cultural atmosphere during the Bush presidency. Personally I thought it was a misguided and ultimately irrelevant statement. Musicians were killed while democrats were in office, too; one more reason this guy's an idiot.

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Hammerheart writes:

This just disgusts me.

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Nihilist writes:

Nonesence...

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RTB writes:

Goose lol, agreed

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 2:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. MetalBro4Life writes:

What is most brilliant about it is that it gets even the most vile, ugly, uneducated, sweaty, smelly, diehard metalheads who dig violent imagery and lyrical content from Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, etc. all freaked out and offended by this man's artwork as the PMRC were to 80s metal. I wouldn't buy it myself, as I think the artwork looks like something a second-grader made in art class, never mind the content. And while the artwork is in poor taste and quality and I wouldn't buy it, and while I do respect Dimebag, the fact that people are up in arms about this makes it brilliant! That is what true art does!

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 3:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Nikkay writes:

It's not true art, its an attention grab. Art for the sake of controversy is not art! This is in bad taste and makes me feel bad for the person who might buy this under the guise that it is a great peice of art.

Could you imagine displaying this in your house, and then showing it to people?

".. and here's this fantastic painting of Dimebag being killed, I paid 700 for it, really impressive..."

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 3:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. pleasure to kill writes:

The painting of his killing is ot fair.He should be respected than pricing up his killing pic.If he would have lived now he would have surely revolutionize the world metal scene.So,the painting should not be priced rather it should be framed for rememberance.MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE...........your memories are still alive in we Metalheads...

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 5:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

I'd love to mouth f*** that guy until he blacked out, then i'd stomp his head flat in front of his f***ing mom. Yeah, art is supposed to invoke feelings like this but why not just paint a f***ing plane crashing into the world trade towers and show it to one of the victim's kids or parents? Go all the way you f***ing p***y. And his response to the bereaved Dime fan? What a c***sucker. If I ever meet this guy I'm going to kick him in the face until my legs gets tired. I hope some one shoots every member of Kings of Leon, Owl City and The Arcade Fire so this guy's heroes can die...must be a Gale sympathizer. I'll shoot him in the face right now.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Nihilist writes:

I haven't freaked out I just said that it is nonesence.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 7:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. tallica_fan writes:

find the artist. kill him. the end.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 8:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. SmashTheTundra writes:

This is horrible. Its like painting a picture of JFK and trying to sell it to a president.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

The best way to handle a douche bag like this is to completely ignore him and his finger paintings.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Supastan writes:

maybe im missing something here i personally dont have a problem with a tribute even in death. everyone of us have seen pictures of the cobain suicide and some of us even bought the bootleg of mayhem with one of the bandmembers head blown of right on the cover... the graphic nature of this is not a problem for me but what is a problem is how tasteless this is, it looks lke a bad episode of metalocalpse no artistic quality what so ever so it does offend me imensely. he could of captured the feel of the night with out such blatent disrespect its horrible piece and was hoping this would be an emotionally moving piece even with some hint of violence....if this was done in a more artistic way and accually showed some respect i dont think i would be so upset

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. WhoCaresDude writes:

Dime is just an above average guitarist that got shot. Thats the only thing making him more famous. It's time to get over it. I'm tired of this 'Dime this and that' crap. Build a bridge and get over it.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Southern_Bastard writes:

Not only is that offensive but it is completely historically innacurate. what an idiot. He depicts 2 gunmen, and I'm assuming the second gunman behind the drumset is supposed to be officer James Neggermyer (with an angry look on his face). Firstly, the officer used a shotgun not a handgun. Secondly, he surely did not enter the building with an angry scowl on his face, he himself admits he was only scared for his only life and the lives of innocent bystanders throughout the incident. Its most offensive the attitude he takes towards the people he deeply offends. This guy is obviously not an american and has no idea what he is talking about "cultural attitudes" in the US. Please sir, don't kid yourself, Your attitudes show immaturity and misunderstanding... not to mention the art itself, is complete and utter amateur bullshiit. I wish I never saw this, and I wish this guy rots in hell.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Jomama writes:

I with supastan #20. We look at graphic violence everyday, it's not the idea the bothers me, it's just not a professional piece. It's bad art and that's what I don't like. He seems to be facinated with death which isn't out of the ordinary.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. MetalBro4Life writes:

Sorry, but you guys are being hypocrites. You'll bang heads, slam each other in the pits, throw the horns in the air, listen to Slayer and Cannibal Corpse and thinking their word is gospel. Don't they disrespect Christians? Oh, but, we all think it's cool, right? His art is ironic, though strange, tasteless, and possibly inaccurate, and it is still brilliant art. I friended him on Facebook and even he is stumped by all this hoopla. Go to an art exhibit, people, and you'll see things that are waaaaay more offensive!

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Diamond Oz writes:

No-one here takes Slayer and Cannibal Corpse as gospel and anyone who does is retarded. Considering two members of Slayer are Christians, they can't be disrespecting the religion that much.

More to the point, whilst the graphic artwork Cannibal Corpse uses is somewhat disturbing, it's only depicting fantasy. This drawing on the other hand is attempting to depict an actual event that upset hundreds, if not thousands of people. The reason people are so disgusted by it is that the drawing itself is bollocks. It looks like a high school sketching and to top that, I've honestly seen better high school sketchings and graffiti than this. A friend of mine once sketched a clown hijacking a plane and that had more artistic merit than this does. Causing controversy doesn't mean it's a good piece of art. In several cases it means the opposite.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Demoncleaner writes:

If I could afford to spend 700 I would buy the painting and burn it. Whoever does buy the thing should destroy it. Absolutely terrible.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Spider writes:

I understand the freedom and expression of art but this is still pretty fvcked up.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. wilco writes:

kind of f***ed up this
but its a cool painting
a morbid thing

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. kid_on_a_bike writes:

no class

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. METAL213 writes:

First off, they guy who painted that is a complete jackoff a$$hole. Second off, the fact that it's actually up for auction just disgusts me to no end. I think anyone who buys this painting is a scumbag because it completely disgraces the name of Dimebag, Pantera, and heavy metal in general. STAY METAL MY FRIENDS!

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. toke_n_puff writes:

i like it . its sweet. as a painter of the morbid my self i have had this...... ridicule as well....its actually sad how angry these people are getting over it. this is who we are and what we do if you guys don't like it don't look at it that's all i am saying.i think you should be TOLERANT of ALL FORMS OF ART WORK.... its people like these who see a *cretin male part* and have it either removed or covered.............

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. TheMidnightCowboy writes:

He has the freedom to do and paint what ever the f*** he wants, but his expression of freedom in this form sucks ball. In this case, it makes him a total D-Bag. f*** that painting. I'd rather jerk off with a sandpaper glove than buy that painting. Ill go ahead and ignore this from now on.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Captain Cuntfucker writes:

Here's what made me laugh about post 31...

"i think you should be TOLERANT of ALL FORMS OF ART WORK"

If everyone should be so tolerant, why are you using caps to emphasise people should think your way?

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Cynic writes:

I'd like to reiterate my post 6, in that it's not the art I find ridiculous.

It's that this Tom Sanford has fallen ironically into the a state of a blood sucker trying to gain recognition by provoking Pantera fans under a bullsh** guise of "provocative art", just like in his picture Nathan Gale is a worthless being given limelight for all the wrong reasons. Art imitates life eh?

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. citrus_tea writes:

I've just done a sketch of Morrissey getting hit on the head with a bottle beer in Manchester......any takers

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. MetalBro4Life writes:

To DiamondOz's post #25, as I recall, didn't Slayer write songs about Ed Gein ("Dead Skin Mask"), Jeffrey Dahmer ("213"), Josef Mengele ("Angel of Death") and more recently Andrei Chikatilo ("Psychopathy Red"), as well as Albert Fish in the intro to Cannibal's "Addicted to Vaginal Skin", all of whom did some pretty heinous REAL-LIFE stuff to people? How do you think their victims felt when they heard these songs? If you don't like it, then turn it off! Tom Sanford and whoever owns the painting has every right to create what they will.... after all, it's only art. That's what Araya said that that is what Slayer is all about.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 8:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Jenny writes:

Post 35: Yes, Metal lyrics can consist or real life events that are/were terrible. However, I think it's different when one sings about it than when one makes a visual about it. Lyrics tell a story you can depict in your mind. A painting gives you a solid visual in a certain way that may be disrespectful to you. Just my opinion.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. murder667 writes:

if someone did a painting about lennon getting shot this f***in world would be irate, but dime is "just another metalhead" f***ing disgusting

RIP BROTHER DIME!

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 9:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. MetalBro4Life writes:

To Jenny's post #37, there is a saying that art is "music for the eyes". And while you entitled to your opinion as we all are, I have to disagree that you can learn a lot from a painting or any piece of art. It doesn't have to be told to me, I make up my own interpretations by what I see and the story unfolds on its own.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Acid/Rain writes:

What a douche

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. KanadianKoRn writes:

metalbro4life- i think you absolutely can learn from art... and people always think they r "free minds" and always claim to " make up their own interpretations by what they see and the story unfolds on its own." even in that case every reaction you have to anything in life that happens, is already based on how u saw other people react. what i mean is you may have looked at one person and saw how they reacted in that situation then u look at the person beside them noticed that they reacted a little differently. and from their u gather how u "wanna" react. this theory is based on the way people grow and evolve into "themselves" as enfants until adult hood. all im saying is nobody is as free minded as they think they r. we r all zombies!!!! just a thought......

NP-mars volta-inertiatic esp

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