National Portrait Gallery hangs Steve Colbert

According to USA Today, comedian Stephen Colbert convinced one of the nation’s premier museums to hang his portrait — in the hallway next to a bathroom. His efforts to get the painting hung in one of the Smithsonian’s galleries have made for some much-needed laughs since The Colbert Report returned this month without its striking writers. Now comes word that the National Portrait Gallery agreed to display the ‘digital image on canvas’ in Washington, D.C. Read more.

For a later-breaking, more comprehensive version from the NYTimes news blog, click here.

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