George W. Bush’s artwork for sale

November 22, 2013
Caption: HANDOUT -- a painting of Barney Bush by George W. Bush, released to reporters by the Bush famly after Barney's death in February 2013. (Courtesy of the Bush family)
A painting by former president George W. Bush of Barney, the family dog. (The Bush family)

... in the form of a Christmas ornament.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library is selling an ornament featuring former president George W. Bush's painting of a cardinal. The ornament can be purchased for $29.98.

Bush has taken up painting after exiting office. He likes to paint animals — dogs, especially — but has also ventured into some risque territory, doing self-portraits of himself in the bathtub and shower that were revealed after a hacker released family e-mails.

Bush last week presented Jay Leno with a portrait Bush had done of the late-night TV host.

The sale was first reported by the Dallas Morning News.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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