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Pat Quinn and his “extraordinary” portrait

Monday, Dec 19, 2016

Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor)

* Former Gov. Pat Quinn talked with Sneed about his portrait that will eventually hang in the Hall of Governors…

“Let’s say it will be an extraordinary portrait.”

So how extraordinary?

“Well, I’ve commissioned artist Bill Chambers to do it. It will be different. It will be unveiled sometime next year. I’ve been posing on and off for the past two years.”

• Q: Will Quinn be wearing his lucky purple tie?

• A: “I think it would be safe to expect that,” he said.

- Posted by Barton Lorimor        

15 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 8:43 am:

    – I’ve been posing on and off for the past two years.”–

    Hopefully, “posing on and off” just means intermittently, and not state of wardrobe.

    The “it will be different” line scares me.


  2. - Anonymous - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 9:02 am:

    The only truly ‘extraordinary’ aspect would be that is mouth is shut for a change.


  3. - Obamas Puppy - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 9:09 am:

    Go away - Stay away - Forever!


  4. - 47th Ward - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 9:10 am:

    I hear Springfield resident Marge Simpson was selected to paint Governor Rauner’s portrait.


  5. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 9:14 am:

    Pat Quinn on velvet.
    Better than Pat Quinn in velvet.


  6. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 9:49 am:

    Posed ala George Costanza on a chaise with Squeezy? Just try to get that mental image out of your mind…


  7. - Give Me A Break - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 10:02 am:

    Hope includes invoices showing human services providers that were paid and pension payments made.


  8. - Cheryl44 - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 10:21 am:

    Goat horns, like that guy in Maine.


  9. - morningstar - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 11:31 am:

    “posing off an on” [as governor] –
    Perhaps the same could be said of the current gov.


  10. - Cheswick - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 12:44 pm:

    I hope it has dandelions.


  11. - NIU Grad - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 1:58 pm:

    If it will be anything like his tenure, it will be over-budget, half-finished, and behind schedule.

    Any word on the Blago portrait? If Quinn has one in the works, someone will have to step up and figure out what to do there. It would have to be someone with nothing to lose politically…maybe an outgoing Secretary of State who controls the complex?


  12. - Jose Abreu's next homer - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 2:32 pm:

    It’s gotta be him mowing his lawn in his shorts, right?


  13. - Illinois O'Malley - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 3:40 pm:

    @NIU Alum, if that’s your opinion of Quinnn’s time in office, I’d like to hear your Rauner summary…


  14. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Dec 20, 16 @ 3:58 am:

    I wonder if Pat Quinn’s best pal will be standing behind him in the pose?


  15. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Dec 20, 16 @ 8:29 am:

    Michelle, why does it have to be an either-or?


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