So, George W. Bush, the former President of the United States has discovered painting as his latest hobby. Heavily inspired by world leaders, his paintings have become a hot topic among critics and scholars alike. Some folks are narrating them as stupendous pieces of art whereas some are treating them even worse than horseshit.
Anyway, it’s up to you whether you want to churn your mind or laugh your ass off.
1. Visitors are first greeted with a self-portrait of Bush himself, along with one of his father and 41st President George H. W. Bush.
2. And another of Putin’s portrait, which is surrounded by photographs of the two world leaders together.
3. Here’s one of Afghan President Hamid Karzai
4. Each portrait has photographs and other memorabilia or gifts to accompany them
5. This is former Australian President John Howard
6. The Dalai Lama
7. Another photographer caught this wall with four portraits, displaying (clockwise from top left) Latvia’s former president Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Ghana’s former president John Kufuor, France’s former president Jacques Chirac and Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo
8. Here’s former Czech President Vaclav Havel, above a signed note and gift
9. This portrait is of former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
10. The portrait of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is surrounded by photos of their various meetings. Bush said his portrait conveyed a strong and “passionate” person and a “reliable friend”
11. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is seen here
12. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel
13. Another wall displays four different world leaders, including (clockwise from top-left) Canadian 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
14. Here’s former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
15. And Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
16. This wide shot shows many more paintings
17. And finally, it’s a portrait of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez