What happened when George Osborne saw this painting

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This caricature of a naked George Osborne holding a carrot and an empty red box was reportedly shown to the Chancellor by ex-minister Sir Alan Duncan during an "away day" for Tory MPs.

As the Sunday Times (£) reports:

The chancellor sat stony-faced as Sir Alan Duncan, the former aid minister, launched into an after-dinner speech commenting on his recent weight-loss regime and his economic policies, producing an extraordinary portrait by artist Kaya Mar of Osborne naked and clutching a carrot.

Responding to the reports on Sunday morning, artist Mar told "Alan Duncan showed him the mirror. And hopefully he can see himself how other people see him.

"None of us like to be told about all that. We all have a completely different perception of own selves. But when someone is telling you 'actually you are that', you don't like that. My art is satire. Satire is the truth with a bit of a joke. I'm not inventing anything, I just put on the canvas what the public see."

He added: "Sir Alan asked to buy one of my George Osborne paintings but I've given it as a present to him."

Fans of the portrait will be pleased to hear Mar is currently working on a painting featuring Nigel Farage - and that it is not his only painting of Osborne.


He has also painted Ed Miliband...


Angela Merkel and David Cameron...


And David Cameron and Nick Clegg...


More: There's a reason why George Osborne looks this smug

Thank you to Kaya Mar for permission to use the pictures

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