Dubya unveils child-like portraits of Harper, other world leaders

Portraits of world leaders (clockwise from top-left) Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Crown Prince of...

Portraits of world leaders (clockwise from top-left) Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, former French President (2007-2012) Nicolas Sarkozy and former South Korean President (2008-2013) Lee Myung-bak, painted by former U.S. President George W. Bush, hang on display during "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy" exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Brandon Wade

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A painting of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is one in a series of portraits of world leaders by former U.S. president George W. Bush.

Bush's paintings of some two dozen world figures he worked with during his 2001-2009 presidency were unveiled Friday. They are featured in an exhibit titled The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy, that opens Saturday at his presidential library in Dallas.

Also in the series are Russian President Vladimir Putin, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, former British prime minister Tony Blair and the Dalai Lama, along with a self-portrait and a painting of the artist's father, former president George Bush Sr.

This isn't the first portrait of Harper to make headlines.

A nude painting of the PM, titled Emperor Haute Couture, sold for $5,000 in May 2012.

Depicting Harper reclining au naturel on a chaise longue, the painting by Kingston, Ont., artist Maggie Sutherland, caused a stir when it was put on display at her local library.

- with files from Reuters


A portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin, painted by former U.S. President George W. Bush, is displayed at "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy" exhibit at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas April 4, 2014. For more photos from the exhibition, click here. REUTERS/Brandon Wade


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