George W. Bush's Dog Paintings Continue to Impress

Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 08:32 PM

By Greg Richter

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Do paintings of dogs by former President George W. Bush represent his own inner feelings?

Gawker has been posting photos of the dog paintings as well as others, leaked by someone who hacked into Bush’s cellphone. Art critic Jerry Saltz of New York magazine writes a seemingly sincere piece on how good two of Bush’s self-portraits are. Both of them have him in the bathtub.

“OMG! Pigs fly. I like something about George W. Bush. A lot,” Saltz writes.

But it’s the dog paintings that have tongues wagging.

Dubbed by Business Insider as one that “should break your heart,” the most talked-about dog painting features a forlorn terrier sitting outside the White House fence. “Bush is now cut off from the job and the home that defined him,” Elspeth Reeve writes in The Atlantic Wire.

In another, Reeve notes that a golden lab/beagle mix appears to be feeling something deeply. “He's looking into the distance -- maybe into history? Bush has long said he thinks history will be the judge of his presidency.”

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Bush’s paintings of landscapes and still lifes don’t garner the same admiration as his dog and self-portraits.

“He seems to have really nailed purple grapes,” Reeve says.

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