Washington, Mar. 03 : The artist who painted the official portrait of Bill Clinton currently hanging in the National Portrait Gallery admitted that he slipped in a sly reference to Monica Lewinsky in the picture.
In a recent interview with the Philadelphia Daily News, artist Nelson Shanks said that the shadow on the left side of the portrait was cast by a mannequin in a blue dress, a nod to the president’s affair with his 22-year-old intern, ABC News reported.
Shanks, who described Clinton as “the most famous liar of all time,” also mentioned that the shadow represents a metaphorical “shadow on the office he held.”
According to Shanks, the Clintons are pressuring the National Portrait Gallery to remove the painting. However, a museum spokesperson told that they have not received any requests from the Clintons to remove the portrait .