Bruce Elliott has painted a nude portrait of the Republican vice presidential nominee. The painting of a smiling — and very naked — Palin standing on a polar bearskin rug in front of an Alaska landscape, holding what looks like an assault rifle is now hanging at the Old Town Ale House on Chicago's North Side. But this one is bringing in crowds as people have been steadily streaming into the place to take pictures of the painting with camera phones ever since Elliott put it up Thursday. Skip to content.
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Skip to content. He said his daughter, who does a good impression of the Alaska governor, served as model. Kuni Takahashi, Chicago Tribune. Bruce Elliott has painted a nude portrait of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and hung it above the Old Town Ale House, where it's now a prime attraction among his display of more than celebrity portraits and other racy art. I find her bizarrely fascinating, even though I pretty much despise everything she stands for. He began painting her smile and trademark glasses, he said, before filling in the details: a gun, red high heels, polar bear rug, rugged Alaska landscape and a scared moose. His daughter, who looks a little like Palin and does a great impression of her, served as model for the governor's body. Since Elliott, 68, hung the portrait Thursday, it's been a steady draw at the dive bar, which is a popular spot for Second City comedians to grab beers and play pinball after shows. But after the image hit the Internet on Monday, interest exploded. The photo is all over the place.
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