The National Portrait Gallery now has a painting of Frank Underwood

Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood is only the fictional president in Netflix’s House of Cards, but it increasingly feels like the pretend politician is bleeding through into the real world. Spacey appeared in character during the Golden Globes in January, and now the Machiavellian monster has his portrait hung alongside actual presidents’, in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

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The 6-foot picture, painted by British artist Jonathan Yeo, will hang in the gallery’s entrance, not far from its “America’s Presidents” section. Yeo’s treatment pictures Underwood in shades of gray, with lines of darkness obscuring the Oval Office, hinting at TV static and the character’s fictional background. In the middle, Spacey’s pugnacious face stares…

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