A New York City art show for George W. Bush? Not this time

Holly Bailey
National Correspondent
The Ticket

NEW YORK—George W. Bush’s artwork may be getting praise from art critics, but he’s still no closer to landing his first major show.

On Tuesday, the Gagosian Gallery, one of the most prominent art galleries in the country, posted a message on its Facebook page that it would host an exhibition of the former president’s paintings at its Madison Avenue outpost in New York this Saturday, March 30.

But it turns out it was just a joke. Asked if the show was happening, a woman who answered the phone at the gallery on Wednesday morning replied, “That was hoax. We will not be showing anything like that here.”

And then she promptly hung up.

A spokeswoman for the former president did not immediately respond to a request for comment.