Swedish Photo-ID (er, Painted ID)

AFP PHOTO / FREDRIK SAEKER
AFP PHOTO / FREDRIK SAEKER

If you happen to be a photo-realist painter, and you also happen to find yourself a resident of Sweden, you might just follow in the brushstrokes of an enterprising artist named Fredrik Saeker, who convinced the transportation authority to let him use a (photo of) a painted self-portrait on his driver’s license. But lest you get creative and try to re-imagine the visual and material conditions of your interpolation, know that his submission was only accepted because he chose a canonical guise: that of a hung-over criminal.
Read all about it at ArtDaily.Org.