Can you spot the Monica Lewinsky reference hidden in Bill Clinton’s official portrait?

March 2, 2015 6:53 PM

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The Lewinsky scandal cast a proverbial shadow over Bill Clinton’s entire presidency — so, it makes some sense that, as we learn today, a literal shadow of Monica Lewinsky was secretly etched into Clinton’s official portrait as well.

Nelson Shanks, the painter behind the Bill Clinton portrait, did not unveil this bit of information at the time he handed it off nine years ago to be prominently displayed in the National Gallery of Art. However, he did drop a few red flags along the way.

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