The world's already gotten an unauthorized sneak peek at some of George W. Bush's artwork, but this spring people will have the chance to see the real thing with his blessing. The Associated Press reports that more than two dozen portraits painted by the former president will soon be on display at his presidential library at Southern Methodist University. The exhibit will be entitled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy" and, according to the wire, will explore "relationships Bush formed with other world leaders." Until now, the majority of Bush's artwork that's been leaked online has largely been of the painted selfie and pet variety:
This is the George W. Bush painting that truly haunts me. pic.twitter.com/j0xsp5YwVS— Lisa McIntire (@LisaMcIntire) February 25, 2014
i genuinely enjoy George W. Bush's art http://t.co/YuADItkXSY the house is my fave in this new batch; as well as dog outside White House— Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein) March 21, 2013
Elsewhere in Slate: George W. Bush: Great Painter? Or Greatest Painter?