Nude painting of Canadian PM causes a stir
A painting depicting Canada's Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the nude on display at a public library drew condemnation and snickers in the halls of power.
The oil on canvass painting Emperor Haute Couture by artist Margaret Sutherland shows the prime minister reclining on a lounger, surrounded by headless people in suits, and a dog at his feet.
Parliamentarians called it 'a bit tacky,' "pretty close to the line,' and 'esthetically offensive.'
"I don't know if Canadians really needed to see that. I certainly didn't," Nathan Cullen, a member of parliament for the opposition New Democratic Party, told reporters.
Published May 21 2012