Giuliani Portrait Unveiled At City Hall
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The official portrait of former mayor Rudy Giuliani was unveiled Tuesday at City Hall.
Giuliani's portrait is the 45th mayor in the collection.
It will hang in the Blue Room, where mayors hold news conferences and sign bills.
Giuliani was painted during several sittings in 2006 and again this year.
He says it was his wife, Judith, who convinced him to pose.
"You wonder why it took so long for my portrait to get painted. I'm superstitious about portraits. They're for dead people," joked Giuliani. "I have this whole superstition. So she talked me into it. And you unveiled the portrait, I'm still here, I guess the superstition doesn't work."
"Rudy's portrait will continue to remind everyone who passes by it of that legacy, and that's really one of the best things about working in City Hall. You are literally surrounded and motivated by the faces of the great individuals who shaped our history," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The portrait was painted by Everett Raymond Kinstler.