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The Situation Accused of Artwork Heist

12/15/2010 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's no "Thomas Crown Affair" -- but The Situation has been accused of jacking a painting of himself via the Internet ... and the artist behind the image is ballistic. 

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The artist -- Celeste Gillis -- tells TMZ she contacted The Situation on Facebook last month to tell him she immortalized him on canvas -- and he could either have it for a price ... or credit her art website on his FB page.

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Gillis claims The Sitch posted the moob-tacular image on his FB page without doing either (above) ... along with the adding-insult-to-injury caption, "THE MAN THE MYTH THE LEGEND."

Gillis tells TMZ she never asked the Sitch to take down the pic ... because she didn't think he would understand copyright laws. 

No comment from his people.


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1.

dude    

first??

1321 days ago
2.

pecker    

oh god!! that thing is HIDEOUS!!!

1321 days ago
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dd    

SHE HAS NO RIGHT TO SELL HIS IMAGE!

1321 days ago
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ruby    

once posted on a social web site they say anyone can copy it... she should not have put it up with out a block for copy

1321 days ago
5.

mac    

I think she's the one who doesn't understand copyright laws.. and also if she sent him that picture on facebook it is now facebook's property.

1321 days ago
6.

Truth    

MORAL OF THE STORY?? NEVER PAINT AN IMAGE OF A SELF-GLORIFIED LOW CLASS NARCISSISTIC DOUCHE BAG WITH AN IQ IN SINGLE DIGITS.

NEXT...

1321 days ago
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Master Po    

What the hell is this horrible artist trying to accomplish? Is obvious they have little talent from both the "art" and the fact they are begging through facebook for stuff. So he posted a picture of it whats the big deal? This ass was trying to sell the painting NOT the .JPG begging so looks like this moronic Canadian needs to learn US copyright laws.

1321 days ago
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Marcus    

What's wrong with you people? As an artist I would totally freak if someone, especially someone with status posted my artwork without so much as giving me credit. It's just plain rude. Did you see what he wrote about her giving it to him or trying to sell it? He thinks he's too good to pay for things. I think she deserves all the publicity she can get, and good for her in seeking it out.

1321 days ago
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Master Po    

Just a heads up upon further investigation this just appears to a ruse for spamming her awful over priced extremely amateur artwork. She spams the Jersey shores casts facebooks begging for them to post links to her selling prints of this garbage. Is art subjective, sure. But The Situation has a 6 pack (painting has 4) and last time I checked he didnt have C cup bobbies.

Dont waste your time looking up this spammers site there si nothing to see there anyway but 60$ posters of this garbage.

1321 days ago
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lissalissa25    

amazing how pathetic some of you are, shes a struggling artist simply asking this low life if he likes the painting then he is free to use it simply for a mention of her website. is that too much to ask? no it certainly isn't. and the painting is acutally rather good considering the piece of trash(situation) she had to work with, again not shocked some of you don't recognize a good drawing. However she should not be suprised that this lowlife(mike) would do what is 2nd nature to him, steal her work. and if she's cute he will probably ask her to smoosh and then brag about it online. what a pathetic waste of human flesh this guy(situation) truly is, ack he makes me want to puke. hey sitch , if u reading this I along with 90% of the female population think you are extremely ugly. I guess we would call you a grenade?

1321 days ago
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dd    

She has no right to use his image to make a living...

1321 days ago
12.

Steelers suck    

I make his image every time I take a dump!!! He's a classless POS.

1321 days ago
13.

gigi    

He has some big boobs in that painting.

1321 days ago
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carolyn    

All opinions of the painting aside. I believe that TMZ's website is an example of "any exposure helps". Maybe the Situation is a media genius (probably not him personally) and he's holding up his end of the bargain?

1321 days ago
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JR Jake    

They say a good set of abs you should be able to eat food off, not have to send out a search party to try and find the food that fell in the crevices. No thank you I will either go hungry or go to the Golden Corral.

1321 days ago
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