Artist John Currin painted this portrait (which Bea didn't model for) of the late, great Golden Girl in 1991. The New Yorker referred to it as part of a series by Currin that featured "acrid fantasy portraits of menopausal women." I think it's quite beautiful.
The painting is up for auction today and is expected to go for between $1.8-2.5 million... unless of course it's used as part of hostage negotiations with these airheads.
John Currin (B. 1962) "Bea Arthur Naked," oil on canvas, Painted in 1991.
So, how much would you pay?