A Chicago dive bar renowned for gaudy paintings of its regulars is luring visitors with the latest addition to the collection: A nude portrait of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
From the Windy Citizen:
The four-foot-tall oil painting depicts the current governor of Alaska standing atop a polar bear-skin rug in her living room, nude, except for a pair of red stiletto heels and her trademark eyeglasses. In the picture she leans on an automatic rifle while beaming a megawatt smile. Behind her, a window looks out onto a pristine Alaska landscape, complete with a moose that has just ambled into the frame.
The painter, Old Town Ale House co-owner Bruce Elliott, said the idea came to him while watching his daughter, Grace, do a dead-on Palin impersonation. Grace subsequently served as the body model for the painting.
"I don't see how [Palin] could be offended by this," Elliot told the Windy Citizen. "I made her into a sex figure."
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