Nude Stephen Harper portrait is better than we ever imagined

Stephen Harper naked! We honestly never thought we'd be writing those words—let alone with any kind of enthusiasm—but there ya go.

Kingston-based artist Margaret Sutherland has created a nude portrait of Canada's prime minister—and it's kind of totally awesome.

Entitled Emperor Haute Couture, the painting is currently on display until May 29 in the Wilson Room of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library's central branch. No word on whether it will be added to the Canada Science and Technology Museum's Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition.

Want to own this slice of Canadiana? It can be yours for $5,000. Hmm, heritage minister James Moore's birthday is coming up soon…


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whoa
Disturbing, but *kind* of awesome.
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jansumi
"All the members of the govt have bodies." LOL How i would love to see this join the other portraits of PMs lining the halls of Parliament. With that caption underneath!
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Maya Beckersmith
OH MY GOD! This cannot be unseen!
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alphonse
Small 'c'conservative
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roach
I always knew he was a 'dick'
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judi sommer
Yikes! Del Tomaso will be having fits as wellas will Moore. I hope the artist won't count on funding from the latter!
Good to see the metaphor of the Emperor wearing no clothes! Let's hope the voters will see the truth as well!
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Etvlan
The painting was made to discourage young people from having sex
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Hunter Nickless
That Smirk is killer. Maybe some Tim Horton's dripped - The rod looks a little reddish?
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yuk
Any image of the PM is disturbing, seeing him in the nude, in a painting or in a photo makes me throw up. Why can't we ever have a hot looking PM?
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bdubblut
Please do not put it on our money!
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Gerry
Finally, a paper that will show the penis. Hurray penis.
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OldFraud
Instant classic.
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Try to be hard
Viagra would only make him taller, not harder
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Jane Baker
The "softer" side of the Prime Minister
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fuck off
emperor of what? The nude human with his servant around him dicktating laws, economics, country choices, which are for the most part pure crap. Margaret, you just added to my hatred for our piece of ! gov.
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Andrew
Now he doesn't have to even take his clothes off when he gets up to screw the average Canadian.
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Natty
The painting itself is HILARIOUS. However, one does have to wonder about the artist's, ehm, inspiration. Did she sit there for hours staring at a photo of Harper, undressing him with her eyes? Did she merely use a model with a similar clothed build as Harper to get at that image? Either way, any method that involves bringing a nude Stephen Harper to the public, is bound to leave a person scarred.
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HuckleberryFarper
Sometimes it is a true gift, this strong stomach of mine....

Nicely done, Ms. Sutherland!!

(if this were made into a t-shirt, Ms. Sutherland would be on easy street for life! How 'bout it, Marg? You'd have a buyer right here!!)
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Alice Muir North
One mistake....should be a cat there The little pewk likes them more
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Steve Smith
I hope that is the way he ends up (naked) once he is gone from government after attacking our democracy,environment and Canadians while putting us in debt for ever.
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