CNN's Erin Burnett showcases a new painting of a nude Stephen Harper.
The nude painting of Prime Minister Stephen Harper by Kingston artist Maggie Sutherland sold for its asking price on the weekend.
The painting, Emperor Haute Couture, depicted a naked Harper reclining on a chaise lounge. Behind him is a row of men, and one woman, in suits.
Sutherland's painting, a recreation of Manet's 1863 painting Olympia. sold for $5,000 (CAD).
The painting was the centre of a brief media storm late last week with newspapers, television stations and magazines asking about it.
Sutherland said she and her art dealer fielded inquiries from as far away as South Africa and the painting was even the subject of a report by CNN's Erin Burnett.