Nude Blago Joins Naked Palin
Chicago artist creates 'irreverent' follow-up to nude Palin
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 21, 2008 10:27 AM CST
Chicago painter Bruce Elliot works on his portrait of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.   (YouTube)
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(Newser) – Somewhere in a Chicago bar, embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich is cavorting in the buff with winkin' Gov. Sarah Palin—or at least if life imitated art, reports the Chicago Tribune. The latest "nude governors" installment from Chicago artist Bruce Elliot imagines Blago reporting for prison. Titled "The Cavity Search," a grim-faced guard pulls on a latex glove as the beleaguered Dem stands, orange jumpsuit around his ankles. The piece will hang in Elliot's wife's pub.

Elliot says he hopes that a portrait of a naked, male Democrat will help defend him against attacks by Republicans and women over his Palin piece. “Hopefully, someone is going to find this irreverent,” the artist says.