Sarah Palin, nude at the Old Town Ale House

The walls of the Old Town Ale House in Chicago are covered in portraits of comedians (it's an old Second City hang out), celebrities, and erotic portraits.


This portrait of Sarah Palin is a recent addition to the collection. :)


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  • Barbara K. Iverson PRO 7y

    It reminds of Ed Pashke without the glitter and effects.
  • Life is a banquet 7y

    This is irritating. I am NOT a fan of SP-I am horrified by her as a VP choice, her politics and her scary conservative beliefs.

    That being said-I think this is really bullshit. Is McCain's portrait going up anytime soon? Did Cheney's nude painting go up after he shot Harry Whittington? Do they have a portrait of Bush, Quayle or any other conservative jackasses in the buff? No of course not because powerful men-no matter HOW big a jackass they are-would never be subjected to this level of objectification.
  • Novus Questus 7y

    Life, their pictures aren't up because no one want to picture them naked, because they are old, ugly, wrinkly, scary, or all of the above. I say this as a straight female, by the way.
  • Rob Crawford 7y

    i would say it was BS if she had not been already trying to trade off her looks. She was in Ms. Alaska and this is free speech. Also, it's not unprecedented. John Stewart's America book had nude "photos" of the Supreme Court Justices.
  • Jack Pitsker 7y

    I think it's actually a pretty good portrait - not just of her, but of how most of the country sees her. Even the artist admitted that, although he disagrees with her politics, he has somewhat of a crush on her. I agree with Life that it's sad that the country objectifies her so much, and doesn't examine what is really important...the lack of knowledge and experience that shines through in her interviews and comments. But I don't think this painting is contributing to that so much as commenting on it, which is what art should do. Don't shoot the messenger.
  • COLIИ 7y

    Life is a banquet, AKA Obersturmbannfuhrer der SS-Division Feminazi.
  • Locklandworth 7y

    He used his daughter as the model? Creepy.
  • j_loe 7y

    What's disturbing about this is that the model for the nude was the painter's daughter...I'm all in favor a nudity, but that's just creepy....
  • COLIИ 7y

    It's not creepy or wrong, what the hell is up with you people? Idiots.
  • J 7y

    J loe is correct it is creepy and if they want to be un biased where is the obama babies momma @?
  • Sam 7y

    Who said it was art's job to be unbiased?
  • jamesrubinwilson 7y

  • Normandy Dude 7y

    The nude is an art form. The daughter of the artist is an adult. There is absolutely nothing "creepy" about that particular aspect. For the young woman in question, however, it may be "creepy" seeing her body under Sarah Palin's head, her own arm holding a rifle and her legs standing on a polar bear.

    As for a possible portrait of Cheney -- which I really don't think anyone would enjoy seeing -- he might be holding the gun up, pointing it at his friend. And McCain or Biden? Not the kind of thing you'd want to see while drinking a beer. Those would chase customers away.

    As for Bush, there is a clear and literal visual allusion to him in the above portrait.
  • gareinfl 7y

    She's hot, I don't care what anybody says. It's about time we have a hot VP or even Pres. Who wants to go to war with a mother who has that many kids and still looks that good???
  • makeslingshot 3y

    Maybe they should open a gay bar so the Republican male counterparts can have their day in the sun.
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Taken on September 26, 2008

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