George W. Bush Selling His Artwork As Christmas Ornaments

Here’s a stocking stuffer: one of former President George W. Bush’s paintings is now available for sale to the public through his Presidential library as a christmas ornament.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center was selling christmas ornaments featuring a reproduction of the former President’s painting of a cardinal, officially known as “Untitled” (distinct from his pet series), for $29.98, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The Bush Presidential Center’s website described the ornament as “a three dimensional metal ornament reminiscent of the White House Historical Association ornaments. Framed art is an untitled work painted by President George W. Bush.”

In a recent interview with comedian Jay Leno, Bush said he took his painting so seriously that when he first met his painting instructor, he told her “there’s a Rembrandt trapped in this body, it’s your job to find it.”

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