A controversial oil painting that depicts President Bush and other public personalities in the nude was sold yesterday to a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous.
The anti-war painting, called "A Peace Treaty and the New World Order," was sold for the $4,000 asking price, but will remain on display at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick through Feb. 21, said Melinda Wimer, executive director.
"The buyer wishes to remain anonymous," Ms. Wimer said.
Ms. Wimer said she was not surprised the 6-by-8-foot work sold so quickly, adding that publicity helped.
The buyer's was one of three inquiries the arts center received about the painting by Austrian artist Josef Schutzenhofer, who, Ms. Wimer predicted, would someday achieve "international acclaim."