Diane Abbott’s Portrait Alludes To Her Role As Swimming Pool Tsar
THIS portrait of Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott cost you £11, 750.
She is not alone on those elite Commons’ walls. Between 2000 and 2010, 21 parliamentarians were immortalised in paint and bronze.
This is Diane Abbott in 2013:
One portrait of Duncan Smith cost £10,000.
This is Duncan-Smith in 2001:
This portrait of Ken Clarke cost £8,000.
Here he is 2009.
Who cost what:
Abbott’s is a bit odd. Have any of you seen her naked or, as it appears, about to take a dip in the swimming pool? As with most art, we’re intrigued by what we cannot see.