Sometimes life throws you a gift, and sometimes that gift is in the form of former President Bill Clinton wearing a familiar blue dress. This week the odd painting of the former President was circulating the internet rumored to have been hanging in one of Epstein’s homes.
The mystery has been solved, the oil painting which shows Clinton, legs crossed and wearing the famous Monica Lewinsky blue dress was indeed Epstein’s. Even better, the picture depicts Clinton in a suggestive pose in a chair in the Oval Office, pointing his finger at the observer. The painting, dubbed “Parsing Bill” was painted and sold by a New York-based artist named Petrina Ryan-Kleid, believed to be a 40×40 oil painting on canvas.
Foxnews.com was able to secure a statement on the matter from the artist:
In 2012, as a grad student at the New York Academy of Art, I painted pictures of Presidents Bill Clinton and [George W.] Bush as part of my Master’s thesis…when the school put on a fundraiser at the Tribeca Ball that year, they sold my painting to one of the attendees. I had no idea who the buyer was at the time. As with most of my paintings, I had completely lost track of this piece when it was sold seven years ago. So it was a complete surprise to me to learn yesterday that it wound up in Epstein’s home.
Apparently it’s not a Nelson Shanks. “The original painting, which is titled Parsing Bill, is by Manhattan-based artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid.” I missed this yesterday- https://t.co/jxCOKXlhZ0 via @nypost
— Heather Childers (@HeatherChilders) August 15, 2019