This is something worth looking at - and perhaps keeping tabs on (who knows? May turn out to be valuable in the future)...
Painting of Nude Bush Removed From Museum
By CARL HARTMAN####WASHINGTON (AP) - A cartoonish painting of President Bush in the nude has been taken down from the wall at the City Museum of Washington. The picture, called ``Man of Leisure, King George,'' adopts the pose of a famous Impressionist painting, Edouard Manet's ``Olympia,'' that scandalized Paris in 1863, and now hangs in the Gare d'Orsay Museum in Paris.
The painting by local artist Kayti Didriksen, shows a caricature of Bush, reclining in the nude on a chaise lounge, his head propped up by pillows.
Instead of the female servant who stands behind Olympia's couch, a man in suit and tie resembling Vice President Dick Cheney stands nearby, holding a cushion with a crown and a miniature oil rig on top of it.
The painting was part of a ``living room art'' show called ``Funky Furniture'' - a variety of painted furniture and other items that were set up in the museum last week.
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Edited 10/11/2004 9:01 pm ET by Tarty (RAVENGIL)