'Wild rider': Naked Jacinda Ardern drawing up for auction

A nude drawing of Jacinda Ardern has gone up for sale on auction site Trade Me.

'Wild Rider' depicts the Prime Minister riding a horse bareback with both of her breasts exposed. The original work has a starting price of $280 but has yet to attract any bids.

The Auckland-based seller describes it as an "original pencil drawing in a natural timber frame with a white border".

"Hand drawn by a local New Zealand artist, drawing inspiration from both our Prime Minister's admirable resolve and New Zealand's often wild nature and the taming of this with graceful poise in the act of creating peace and stability out of chaos."

Jacinda Ardern on the horse.
Jacinda Ardern on the horse. Photo credit: desertrose_ / Trade Me

Ardern isn't the first New Zealand politician to be captured without clothes.

In 2016, Whanganui artist Mark Rayner made news with a full-frontal rug version of Andrew Little, who was Labour leader at the time.

The dramatic piece shows a nude and surprisingly well-muscled Little posing with his arms folded.

Light plays over his bare chest and chiselled shoulders - while down below, Little shows he's not so little, nor a stranger to manscaping.

Rayner was also behind the large carpet of then-Prime Minister John Key in the buff, which went up for auction on Trade Me.

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