Oklahomans pitch in for Bush painting

December 20, 2008

Oklahomans put up $160,000 to see the Bushes hanged — their portraits, that is.

The oil portrait of President George W. Bush shows him seated on a green sofa in a Western-style shirt. First lady Laura Bush’s painting shows her reclining on her right elbow with a book propped on her lap, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

Donors in Oklahoma got involved in the portraits after Robert Slater, an Oklahoma City hotel entrepreneur, asked a Hall of Presidents gallery official about the cost of commissioning paintings.

Funding for the first lady’s portrait was provided by The Marlene and J.O. Stewart Jr. Foundation, the newspaper said.

Source: upi

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