Customs Conspiracy

1991, Oil on Canvas, Size: 39 x 31

As an artist, I’ve taken many trips across the Russian border to exhibit my art, meet with collectors and promote my paintings. Each time I’m required to navigate through the thorny customs procedures, I am overcome with a strong feeling of dread and displeasure. Not once have I enjoyed the process.

This painting is fondly dedicated to the U.S. Consular Service and all my customs compatriots around the world.