Another bizarre painting found in Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch
By Amanda Woods
New York Post
Jeffrey Epstein didn’t limit his tacky art collection to his Upper East Side townhouse — his multimillion-dollar New Mexico ranch was home to a “creepy” painting depicting a young girl wearing a wedding band, getting cozy with a lion.
A contractor who worked on the sprawling property in 2013 provided a photo of the artwork to Fox News.
“It was huge – at least 5-by-5, 6-by-6 – in the main house, at the bottom of the stairs in the basement near the laundry,” the contractor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the network. “We would talk about how creepy it was, this strange painting with nothing else around it. From the minute you got there, you felt the uneasy vibe.”
Zorro Ranch, the disgraced financier’s 10,000-acre residence in Stanley, N.M. also had a several-story garage filled with the multimillionaire’s high-end car collection, its own airport hangar and runway, pools, a firehouse, log cabins and guest homes, the worker told the outlet.
Security was incredibly tight, he said.
“We had to be escorted in on a truck with other employees, and, once inside, we had to put little hospital booties over our feet — and it was mandated that we are escorted everywhere we went and use side entrances,” the contractor recalled. “About every 3 minutes someone would come down to keep an eye on us while we were working.”
Whenever a so-called “special guest” was on the premises, security ramped up even more.
Epstein had hoped to use the $17 million property to impregnate countless women and “seed the human race with his DNA,” The New York Times reported in late July.
However, there is no evidence that Epstein had any children, according to the report.
In the Big Apple, Epstein’s East 71st Street townhouse was decorated with a painting of his onetime pal, ex-President Clinton, wearing a Monica Lewinksy-style blue dress and red women’s pumps while lounging in a chair in the Oval Office.
There was also a $5.9 million painting of a woman cupping her bare breast – along with a taxidermied tiger and poodle.
Epstein died at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug. 10 in what his autopsy determined was a suicide by hanging.
He had been ordered held without bail since his arrest July 6 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
Prosecutors said that between 2002 and 2005, he ran a sex trafficking ring in which he abused dozens of underage girls in his mansion on East 71st Street in Manhattan and his waterfront compound in Palm Beach, Fla.