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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will have his official portrait, done by Gottfried Helnwein, unveiled for display at the Capitol during a Sept. 8 ceremony.

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The Buzz: Schwarzenegger will be back to unveil Capitol portrait Sept. 8

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Schwarzenegger will

show up as he’s framed

Nearly four years after leaving office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to Sacramento in 10 days to unveil his official portrait.

Gov. Jerry Brown – who was governor before and has his own, famously impressionistic portrait on the Capitol wall – announced Wednesday he will join his predecessor at the Sept. 8 ceremony.

There’s no official word on who painted the Schwarzenegger portrait – or where it might hang.

The former governor’s representatives have not responded to requests for comment on the portrait. But the San Francisco Chronicle reported as far back as 2012 that it was already complete, done by Gottfried Helnwein, a famous Austrian-Irish painter.

Brown, a Democrat, and Schwarzenegger, a Republican, will be spending much of the day together: Both are scheduled to attend a symposium on climate change in Sacramento the morning of the portrait unveiling.

Schwarzenegger, who signed California’s landmark greenhouse gas-reduction law when he was governor, also appeared with Brown, a longtime champion of environmental causes, at a climate change conference in 2011.

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