- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Katy Perry is getting an honor usually reserved for later in life. Her portrait is joining the collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

The museum said Wednesday that a 2010 portrait of Perry by artist Will Cotton, entitled “Cupcake Katy,” will go on view beginning June 18. It will be part of a rotating display of recently acquired portraits. The tongue-in-cheek picture depicts Perry as a cupcake.

Perry previously collaborated with Cotton on the design for her “California Girls” music video.

Museum Director Kim Sajet (Sayet) says Perry comes from a tradition of strong women entertainers who challenge their supposedly superficial pop personas. She says on closer look, Perry is a complex figure.

Other pop stars in the Smithsonian collection include Beyonce, Madonna and Michael Jackson.



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