Artist Submitted Photo-Realistic Self-Portrait for USA Visa Photo

When Polish artist Rafal Bujnowski wanted to visit the United States in 2004, he decided to turn the visa application into performance art of sorts:

... Bujnowski painted a photo-realistic self-portrait in black and white, had it photographed and enclosed the picture as his official photo in the U.S.A. visa application form. The consulate workers failed to notice the manipulation and, eventually, the artist received a passport with a replica of his own painting. Using this document Rafal has crossed the U.S. border, the project was supplemented by the fact that the artist has attended a pilot’s course, which featured a training flight over Manhattan – this event was recorded by Bujnowski as a video ...

Piet Mondriaan has the clip: Link


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