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"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 Shanks told to the Philadelphia Daily News that he isn't afraid of any of the famous subjects who have sat for them, but that former president Bill Clinton was definitely afraid of him. Turns out, he had every right to be.

Shanks revealed that he painted a hidden meaning into his portrait of the 42nd president that now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. The artist, who has had Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II sit for him, painted a Monika Lewisnky shadow right behind the scandalized prez.

Sources: Philadelphia Daily News | h/t Gawker