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Kobe Bryant Portrait on Special Display at Portrait Gallery

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As the world mourns the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his portrait will be part of a special display at the National Portrait Gallery starting Monday.

A 2007 photograph of Bryant that is part of the museum's collection was mounted on the first floor of the museum on Monday morning.

The black-and-white photograph by Rick Chapman shows Bryant in a pensive moment. His right arm is bare and some of his tattoos can be seen, including one with his wife's name.

Bryant and eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, were killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in northwest Los Angeles. 

Visitors to the Portrait Gallery can see the photograph and read about Bryant's life and NBA record. Go here to learn more about the photo. It will remain on display until further notice.

The Smithsonian's Portrait Gallery and National Museum of African American History and Culture are memorializing NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Mark Segraves reports.
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