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This image released by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery shows a 2010 painting of pop singer Katy Perry entitled Cupcake Katy by Will Cotton. The portrait will be on display at the gallery starting on June 18, 2014, and it is a promised gift of the James Dicke Family. – AFP PHOTO HANDOUT-Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
‘Cupcake Katy’ a gift from US forklift truck dynasty.
Thanks to the generosity of a US forklift truck dynasty, pop star Katy Perry will soon take pride of place in the dignified National Portrait Gallery in Washington.
Cupcake Katy, an oil-on-linen portrait by New York artist Will Cotton, will go up on June 18 as part of a rotating display of recent acquisitions, the museum said on May 21.
The painting, completed in 2010, is being gifted to the National Portrait Gallery – part of the Smithsonian network – by the James Dicke family, whose wealth and large art collection derive from a global forklift truck business based in the state of Ohio.
In a statement, National Portrait Gallery director Kim Sajet said the tongue-in-cheek work “brings to mind a traditional European portrait of a bewitching 18th century bell – Madame de Pompadour, perhaps?”
Sajet added: “Sweet but no mere piece of ‘candy’, the woman is accessorised but not labelled – she’s the one in control.”
Perry, 29, is among the biggest names in pop music today, with a raft of Top 10 hits including California Gurls, Teenage Dream and Firework, and a reputation for wildly colourful shows.
She’s scheduled to bring her ongoing Prismatic concert tour to Washington’s Verizon Center arena – across the street from the National Portrait Gallery, as it happens – on June 24 and 25. – AFP Relaxnews
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