artnet news | Sarah Cascone:
There’s a time-honored tradition of members of Congress and the executive branch sitting for portraits to hang on the walls of the United States Capitol. Thanks to an amendment to the federal budget, however, future politicians will be forced to pay for such artworks from their own pockets, rather than with taxpayer dollars, reports the New York Times… Read more
Image: Laurel Stern Boeck, Thomas Peter Lantos (detail), 2011, of Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Tom Lantos with his beloved poodle Gigi. Photo: Collection of the US House of Representatives.