Do you think Nelson Shanks has been rather underhand in his portrayal of Bill Clinton? Is it ever OK for a portrait artist to undermine your client or subject? The big art news story today is that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Is there a veiled allusion to Monica Lewinsky in the portrait of Bill Clinton on display in the National Portrait Gallery?
A portrait of former President Clinton in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington contains a subtle reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal that engulfed the White House in the late '90s, the portrait's painter has revealed.
President Obama acknowledged a deal with Iran over its nuclear program remains a longshot, but says he would like it to include a ten-year freeze on all nuclear programs. Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress...Show More Summary
The artist who painted ex-president Bill Clinton for America's National Portrait Gallery included the shadow of a dress in the work, a reference to Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky, the painter says. Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News: "The reality is he's probably the most famous liar of all time. Show More Summary
The artist behind the official portrait of president Bill Clinton has revealed to the Philadelphia Daily News that he included a hidden reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal — a shadow behind the president of a mannequin wearing a blue (white? gold?) dress. Now that this has come to light, what other commentary can we […]
The official painting of President Bill Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery includes a nod to Monica Lewinsky's blue dress, the artist revealed in an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News. "If you look at the left-hand...Show More Summary
In a recent interview with Philly.com, artist Nelson Shanks revealed that there’s a subtle reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the portrait he painted of former President Bill Clinton in 2006. The painting now hangs in the National...Show More Summary
Post by Jenny Erikson. Bill Clinton will never be able to escape his scandalous past. The artist who painted his official portrait for The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery recently admitted that he included an homage to Monica Lewinsky in the picture. Show More Summary
Nine years later, the artist comes clean.
Famousartist(hey,he’sgotaWikipediapage; foranartist,he’sbasicallyamemberoftheBeatles)NelsonShankshaspaintedportraitsforthelikesofRonaldReagan,PrincessDiana,andDMX,probably.Butheonlyincludedahiddenmessageintothepaintingofoneofhissubjects.ShankstoldPhilly.com...Show More Summary
... according to the artist, Nelson Shanks. “If you look at the left-hand side of it, there’s a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things,” the painter said.“It actually literally represents...Show More Summary
Nelson Shanks says his presidential painting features a reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous outfit.
Artist reveals there's more to his portrait of 42 than meets the eye
"There are plenty of them I've made nervous. Especially Clinton. Oh, he was petrified." Who wouldn't be petrified of this man directing his piercing owl eyes on you? ( via Philadelphia Daily News) Yesterday, famous portrait artist Nelson...Show More Summary
Nelson Shanks, the artist who painted an official portrait of Bill Clinton in 2006 for the National Portrait Gallery has revealed a “subtle” reference to Monica Lewinski in the portrait.
1. The Ghost Of Monica Lewinsky's Dress Haunts Bill Clinton's Official Portrait A Pennsylvania artist who painted one of President Bill Clinton's official portraits has admitted to sneaking a subtle reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal into his finished work. Show More Summary
In a recent interview with the Philadelphia Daily News, painter Nelson Shanks revealed that his rendering of Bill Clinton, currently hanging in the National Portrait Gallery, contains a reference to the "shadow" Monica Lewinsky cast over his presidency. Oh boy. Read more...
The painter revealed Sunday that he had some ill feelings toward the president and wanted to depict him as he was
Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton circulated a series of talking points to allies Monday to help them respond to a spate of negative news accounts in recent weeks about the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.