George W. Bush has kept things relatively low-profile since leaving the White House four years ago, but it appears he's been busy trying to perfect his painting skills. The Smoking Gun has acquired a collection of Bush family data that hacker Guccifer managed to snag, including photos, private emails, security codes, information on George H.W. Bush's declining health, and more — but the most revelatory find is the pair of unorthodox George W. Bush self-portraits that you see above.
The two paintings are unfinished; Bush emailed them to his sister Dorothy to show her what he was currently working on. Both show Bush in the bathroom: one is a first-person view of his toes in the bath, while the other is painted from over the former president's shoulder and shows him looking pensively into a shower-mounted mirror. But Bush has a taste for more traditional art, too; another photo shows him working on a mellow church scene.
Guccifer seems unconcerned by the potential repercussions for his daring hack, telling the Smoking Gun that he's been under federal investigation for a long time. "I have an old game with the fucking bastards inside," he added. "This is just another chapter in the game."