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Todd Marinovich

My Art Business is BOOMING!!

12/13/2011 2:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Todd MarinovichFormer Oakland Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich has finally found success off the field ... as an artist ... and dude tells TMZ he's been blowin' up ever since his work was featured on an ESPN documentary this weekend.

Todd -- who battled serious drug addiction during and after he fizzled out of the NFL back in 1993 -- has been painting and sculpting non-stop ... telling us, "I've been sober for over three years ... the art is my main therapy."

Some of Todd's work was featured in the new ESPN documentary, "The Marinovich Project" ... and T.M. says the exposure is having an insane impact on his business, "Orders are pouring in for the prints."

Todd tells us the main piece of art featured in the doc is called, "The Alchemist" ... which is based on himself. "It's the most sought after print," Todd explains ... "I'm only making 100 of them and I'm almost sold out."

As for Todd's famously over-bearing father Marv -- Todd tells us, "He hasn't bought any of my art pieces yet ... but I've given him a few."

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Christian Beck    

Awesome, Todd! Great style. You're an inspiration. Thanks!

1008 days ago
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satz    

What a bunch of crap. The artwork sucks. The ONLY reason it is selling is because he got a story on ESPN for being an ex junkie who happened to play football. There are a million better artists out there who are struggling not because of the quality of their art, but because they aren't fortunate enough to get free publicity. Same kind of thing with those damn Kardashians. If they weren't on TV, nobody would even know who the hell they were. Or care.

1007 days ago
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JOHN    

IM SITTING HERE ON CHRISTMAS MORNING AND HAVE WATCHED YOUR STORY TWICE AND WILL WATCH IT AGAIN. I HAVE BEEN SOBER 17 YEARS AND HAD A FATHER THAT JUST WANTED THE BEST FOR ME OF COURSE I NEVER MADE IT VERY FAR IN SPORTS. I LOVE YOUR STRENGTH COURAGE AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DAD. I MISS MY DAD ALOT. GREAT WORK TOD JUST SO INSPIERING TO SEE WHERE YOU ARE GOING. HOPE TO HEAR MORE FROM YOU. ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOURS.

997 days ago
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turianto    

I ike join here.

954 days ago
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