Acrylic spraypaint on canvas



The G8 Summit in June 2013 produced an iconic photograph of presidents Obama and Putin sharing a comically awkward moment after bilateral talks on how to respond to the Syrian civil war ended with no agreement.  In a photo-op scheduled to highlight a “show of unity” between the leaders, each is shown staring off into the distance with looks of frustration, boredom and disinterest.  This painting is a satirical representation of U.S.-Russian relations at that moment as well as today. The sorceress in the painting was appropriated from Evelyn Pickering De Morgan’s 1903 painting also entitled “Love Potion”.