PM’s nude painting causes stir

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A painting depicting Canada’s Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the nude on display at a public library drew condemnation and snickers in the halls of power.

The oil on canvass painting Emperor Haute Couture by artist Margaret Sutherland shows the prime minister reclining on a lounger, surrounded by headless people in suits, and a dog at his feet.

Parliamentarians called it ‘a bit tacky,’ “pretty close to the line,’ and ‘esthetically offensive.’

“I don’t know if Canadians really needed to see that. I certainly didn’t,” Nathan Cullen, a member of parliament for the opposition New Democratic Party, told reporters.

Source: Agencies