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A BoB pictorial:
Since a painting of Prime Minister Stephen Harper lounging nude on a chaise longue emerged on Friday (including all his emerging parts), reaction has been swift, and a little green at the gills. The painting by Kingston artist Margaret Sutherland, titled “”Emperor Haute Couture” (a reference to Hans Christian Andersen’s story of the Emperor with no clothes), drew a sniffy response from the PMO, mostly for the small dog lounging at Harper’s feet. “We’re not impressed,” tweeted spokesperson Andrew MacDougall. “Everyone knows the PM is a cat person.” Opposition reaction was cutting: “This is one case where I think we really do need a Conservative cover-up,” averred Liberal MP Scott Brison. Meanwhile, tweeter Paula Shuck summed up the response of the electorate: “Oh dear lord: may have to pluck eyes out now.”
Brace yourself, Ms. Shuck. After an exhaustive search, backofthebook.ca has uncovered — so to speak — a surprising number of other nude depictions of the Prime Minister. We offer a curated selection below:
“Harper on the Half Shell”:
“Harper and Eve”
“Harper Having Lunch”
“Harper: Boyhood Days”
“Harper and Yoko”
“Harper Descending a Staircase”