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Schwarzenegger will be back for portrait unveiling

08/27/2014 3:07 PM

08/27/2014 3:08 PM

Nearly four years after leaving office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to Sacramento early next month to unveil his official portrait.

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

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, with the two governors scheduled to attend a symposium on climate change in Sacramento the morning of the portrait unveiling.

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