Jeffrey Epstein had a bizarre painting of Bill Clinton in blue dress and red heels in his $56 million Manhattan mansion
The existence of the picture was confirmed by an anonymous source who said she saw it when she visited the house for a business meeting with the multimillionaire financier in 2012.
Details about multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein's life continue to emerge even after his untimely death on August 10, with the most recent one quite the head-turner.
Epstein, 66, had a painting depicting former president Bill Clinton wearing a blue dress with a plunging neckline, red heels, and posing suggestively on a chair in the Oval Office, according to the Daily Mail. The painting was reportedly located in a room off the stairway of his $56 million Upper East Side townhouse, with the revelation of its existence coming from an anonymous source who said she saw it when she visited the residence in October 2012 to present a business proposal. She said she was shocked when she caught a glimpse of it and vouched for its veracity.
"It was absolutely Bill Clinton," she said. "It was shocking - it was definitely a painting of him. It was a very provocative, sexual picture. He was wearing heels, a blue dress and his hand was in a weird position."
She said she had an hour-long discussion with Epstein and that he came off as "creepy", a notion that was further solidified when she said she came out of the meeting and saw a young Hispanic girl around 14-years-old waiting to see him next.
Epstein was good friends with Clinton - the 72-year-old is thought to have flown on the deceased financier's infamous private plane, 'The Lolita Express', several times - and the picture was likely bought to poke fun at the latter's highly-publicized affair with White House employee Monica Lewinsky.
Lewinsky had worn a similar blue dress during the scandal, though the same could be said of Clinton's wife Hillary, who was snapped in a startlingly similar outfit at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors.
And while it may seem like an odd thing to have hanging at your house, that painting was not an original piece of work that was commissioned by Epstein.
The original is called 'Parsing Bill' and was painted by Australian-American artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid, who had exhibited it for her degree show when she graduated with an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2012.
Clinton's pose in the painting was supposedly inspired by the famous image of Uncle Sam used in James Montgomery Flagg's World War I recruiting poster which read, "I want you for U.S. Army."
However, it is still unclear whether the one in Epstein's mansion was the original or just a print.
What it does do is cast further doubts on the Clinton family's repeated denials about their relationship with Epstein, which appears to have been a lot tighter than they have led the public to believe.
When the allegations against Epstein came out, they tried distancing themselves from him and said they had not known anything of his crimes. They said Clinton had only flown with Epstein four times, though flight records show there were at least 26.
Clinton's denial of being on Epstein's 'pedophile island' Little St. James was also called into question when one of the 66-year-old's sex slaves, Virginia Roberts, claimed she saw the former president on the island for a dinner held in his honor shortly after he left the Oval Office.