This leads to the current governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Who will he select to depict him – in all his glory? There already exists an exquisite portrait of Schwarzenegger the body-builder done in 1977 by Jamie Wyeth. Were they alive today, perhaps Richard Rubenstein (of Interview cover fame), or even Andy Warhol himself, could have painted the official portrait. Since post-Studio 54, Schwarzenegger has been good friends with both Hiro Yamagata and Gottfried Helnwein. I would guess that the two would be on the short list. However, Yamagata has moved from post-pop portraiture to light, laser and installation-based work shown recently at ACE Galleries. On the other hand, in 2007, on behalf of the State of California, Governor Schwarzenegger received the somewhat traditional landscape painting Death Valley, 2002-2006 by Helnwein, though the Governor's fellow countryman is not without controversy. His 1996 Epiphany I (Adoration of the Magi) is said to depict another famous Austrian, Aldof Hitler. Helnwein has not been timid in addressing Austria’s Nazi past. Given his style of hyperrealism, I would not be surprised if he is chosen to paint the official portrait. This would be a similar break with tradition as was Brown's work, but given the history of this Governor and the unorthodox nature of both his personality and his ascension, a traditional portrait would seem out of place. But then again so does Schwarzenegger.