What Should YC’s Sam Altman Do With These Bizarre Conway, Paul Graham Oil Paintings?

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The Conway painting was apparently a gift from Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs, and a YC applicant sent in the one of Paul Graham, according to Altman.

I would say auction them off for charity. TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington once coveted the Conway painting, calling it “an epic painting of the man.”

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But that could be terribly tacky.

Thoughts?

For the record, the world of startups and oil paintings are not wholly unacquainted with each other. Back in 2011, Los Angeles-based mobile gaming startup Scopely once promised new hires a personal oil painting along with a briefcase filled with $11,000 in bacon-wrapped cash, a year’s supply of Dos Equis, a custom-made tuxedo, cigars, Sex Panther cologne, a spear gun and beard-grooming oil.