But as he rushed to finish the portraits, Twitchell said he was told by organizers that he could leave one of the paintings in his studio: There was no room for both.
"They said there would only be room for one and they just assumed it would be Kennedy," the disappointed artist said this week as he continued to work at putting the final touches on the Reagan one.
But Jampol said presidential preferences never played a role.
"I would take either one," he said. "It's just really a space issue, and Kent happened to do the Kennedy one first."
Am I the only one thinking "Bullshit!" ?