While the conspiracy theories buzz around the death of Jeffrey Epstein, further details have emerged about the late financier’s private life.
According to reports, the convicted sex offender’s multimillion-dollar mansion in Manhattan was chalk full of odd artifacts and bizarre artwork. One piece of art eluded to Epstein’s high profile connections as well as his inappropriate behavior he kept under the radar while he was alive.
The painting is titled “Parsing Bill” — depicting former President Bill Clinton lounging in the Oval Office in a blue dress paired with red heels.
Epstein allegedly had the artwork hanging in his private home.
The particular photo the painting was taken in October of 2012 – just four years after he pleaded guilty to procuring and underage girl for prostitution and seven years before he was arrested again on federal charges for sex trafficking of minors.
Allegedly, the source took the photo while they were visiting Epstein’s house to discuss a business proposal and caught the the sight of the painting through an open door.
“It was absolutely Bill Clinton. It was shocking – it was definitely a painting of him. It was a very provocative, sexual picture. He was wearing heels, a blue dress and his hand was in a weird position. It was through a door that had been left temporarily open by his housekeeper or butler. I thought, ‘Why in the world would Epstein have that up?’ I didn’t even know that they knew each other.”
A photo of said painting through the doorway was allegedly taken by the source’s business partner.
Both Epstein and Clinton seemed to be friends at one point – the former president flying on Epstein’s private jet which was dubbed the “Lolita Express,” at least four times between 2002 and 2003.
The painting of Clinton, his hand position specifically, was allegedly inspired by the famous image of Uncle Sam in the WW1 recruitment poster, while the term “parsing” can be defined as to analyze and uncover the deeper meaning of something. It has also been suggested the blue dress is similar to the one dawned by Monica Lewinsky during one of her meetings with Clinton.
The piece was created by an Australian artist based in New York, Petrina Ryan-Kleid, who specializes in satire.
But that was not the only odd piece in Epstein’s collection….
In Epstein’s New York home, he reportedly had rows of individually framed eyeballs, according to Vanity Fair, which were allegedly imported from England and made for injured soldiers.
Included in the massive $77 million townhouse also hung other artworks including an “Oriental fantasy of a woman holding an opium pipe and caressing a snarling lion skin,” a stuffed black poodle standing on top of a Steinway grand piano, a chessboard made with “suggestively” dressed figurines for pieces and a commissioned mural of Epstein himself in the middle of a prison, surrounded by barbed wire and prison guards.
Other pieces included a life-size doll hanging from a chandelier and a dining table covered in photos of famous people.