Katy Perry is set to hang in Washington, D.C. -- at the National Portrait Gallery, where her image will go on display next month.
The gallery, which is attached to the Smithsonian Institution, will unveil a canvas titled "Cupcake Katy," painted by artist Will Cotton, on June 18th. Museum Director Kim Sajet [pr: SAY-it] says, “Katy Perry comes from an American tradition of strong women entertainers who have turned the tables on their audiences by challenging the supposedly superficial representation of their pop personas. They are complex figures: musically powerful, visually alluring and business savvy.”
Other pop stars in the Smithsonian collection include Beyonce, Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Source: Wall Street Journal