The Paintings of *George W Bush (2014)

Morehshin Allahyari - The Paintings of *George W Bush

The Paintings of *George W Bush (2014)

On April 5, 2014, George W Bush’s first public art exhibition was celebrated at his presidential library and museum in Dallas, Texas. The artists’ residency and art space known as CentralTrak, also in Dallas, Texas presented a companion exhibition in a nearby neighborhood on the same day. To honor the former president’s artistic achievements, artist/curators Morehshin Allahyari and Julie McKendrick organized a collaboration with “Children of Artemis – Sketch Cult” – a regularly assembled group of Dallas-based artists at CentralTrak who make art in a communal setting. The exhibition featured faithful reproductions of George W Bush’s paintings by the “Children of Artemis” as well as a personal appearance by *George W. Bush (in actuality a George W. Bush look-alike).

* Facsimiles presented in this exhibition are an homage to the benign art of George W Bush.

“The Paintings of *George W Bush”- Photos by Dean Terry and Andi Harman (All Rights Received)