President Frank Underwood’s Portrait Is Hanging in the National Portrait Gallery
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. features paintings of presidents from throughout our nation's history. Now, it's also home to a portrait of one famous—albeit fictional—Commander in Chief.
In a case of art imitating life and life imitating art, a 6-foot-tall portrait of Kevin Spacey's House of Cards character Frank Underwood was unveiled at last night's premiere party for the Netflix hit's fourth season. Spacey himself was present for the ceremony, and addressed the audience. "I’m pleased that the Smithsonian continues to prove itself as a worthwhile institution," Spacey said in Underwood's characteristic southern drawl, according to ABC News. "I’m one step closer to convincing the rest of the country that I am the president."
The painting was the work of portrait artist Jonathan Yeo, who previously collaborated with Spacey on a portrait of the actor as Richard III for London's National Portrait Gallery. Underwood's portrait can currently be seen hanging in the entrance of the gallery, and will remain on display through October. House of Cards returns to Netflix on March 4.