The Art Newspaper reports today that MOMA has acquired the breathtaking portrait of our heroine seen above:
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired The Secretary of State (2005), a portrait of Condoleezza Rice by Luc Tuymans. According to Tuymans, his initial inspiration for the painting came during Ms Rice’s 2005 trip to Belgium when the nation’s foreign affairs minister described her as a “strong, not unpretty woman”."Not unpretty." LOL! Clearly this is a great honor for Secretary Ferragamo. See a larger picture and find out more about the artist, Luc Tuymans, from artcritical.com.