Frank Underwood portrait hung in Washington because ‘House of Cards’ is real

A portrait of President Francis J. Underwood was unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

The fictional politician from Netflix's hit show "House of Cards," sits stone-faced with his right fist resting on the arm of a chair conveying a sense of power.

The 6-foot-square painting, created by artist Jonathan Yeo, is on display through mid-October.

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“It’s a humbling experience to be included here among so many extraordinary leaders,” Spacey said in Underwood’s familiar drawl. “I wonder if the 30 million people who visit this institution every year will pass by this portrait and see the image of a calm, determined president ready for any challenge. Or if this painting is hung at just the right height, viewers will wonder instead if I’m about to kick them in the face.”

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