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In Pictures: First look at portrait of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been cartooned, lampooned, photographed, caught on video, his likeness sculpted from butter and made into a stencil suitable for pumpkin carving. Now he’s been captured on canvas by one of his City Hall allies, Scarborough Southwest Councillor Gary Crawford, who’s hoping to present the mayor with the finished acrylic portrait, 91 cm by 76, later this week.

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Gary Crawford, a councillor for Scarborough Southwest in the city of Toronto, gives the Globe and Mail a preview of the portrait he painted of mayor Rob Ford. The 30x36" acrylic on canvas took 150 hours to paint and has gotten the thumbs up from Ford's mother (to whom the painting will be presented) and from his brother Doug.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Gary Crawford, a councillor for Scarborough Southwest in the city of Toronto, gives the Globe and Mail a preview of the portrait he painted of mayor Rob Ford. The 30x36" acrylic on canvas took 150 hours to paint and has gotten the thumbs up from Ford's mother (to whom the painting will be presented) and from his brother Doug.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Gary Crawford, a councillor for Scarborough Southwest in the city of Toronto, basically used two brushes to paint a portrait of Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Crawford gave the Globe and Mail a preview of the 30x36" acrylic on canvas that took 150 hours to paint and has gotten the thumbs up from both Ford's mother (to whom the painting will be presented) and from his brother Doug.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Gary Crawford, a councillor for Scarborough Southwest in the city of Toronto, gives the Globe and Mail a preview of the portrait he painted of mayor Rob Ford. The 30x36" acrylic on canvas took 150 hours to paint and has gotten the thumbs up from Ford's mother (to whom the painting will be presented) and from his brother Doug.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Gary Crawford, a councillor for Scarborough Southwest in the city of Toronto, used various photos as referenced for a portrait he painted of Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Crawford gave the Globe and Mail a preview of the 30x36" acrylic on canvas that took 150 hours to paint and has gotten the thumbs up from Ford's mother (to whom the painting will be presented) and from his brother Doug.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Gary Crawford, a councillor for Scarborough Southwest in the city of Toronto, gives the Globe and Mail a preview of the portrait he painted of mayor Rob Ford. The 30x36" acrylic on canvas took 150 hours to paint and has gotten the thumbs up from Ford's mother (to whom the painting will be presented) and from his brother Doug.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Gary Crawford, a councillor for Scarborough Southwest in the city of Toronto, gives the Globe and Mail a preview of the portrait he painted of mayor Rob Ford. The 30x36" acrylic on canvas took 150 hours to paint and has gotten the thumbs up from Ford's mother (to whom the painting will be presented) and from his brother Doug.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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