Schwarzenegger portrait gets hung in state Capitol

Dec 5, 2014 1:41 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The official portrait of former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been hung alongside past governors at the state Capitol after getting a touch-up on the spot where his wife's image was removed.

Capitol curator Koren Benoit said Friday that Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein smoothed out a smudge over the spot that once featured a lapel button showing the face of Maria Shriver.

That part had been noticeably painted over when the portrait was unveiled in September.

The two separated after embarrassing revelations emerged about an affair Schwarzenegger had with his maid that produced a son.

The painting of the two-term Republican governor was hung Friday on the Capitol's third floor. The realist-style portrait features a steel frame and captures a youthful Schwarzenegger standing in front of the state seal.

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