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US Russia relations foreign policy G8 summit
Love Potion (Foreign Policy) - Permanent Collection of the National Immigration Law Center (Washington D.C. office)
Acrylic spraypaint on canvas
36"H x 48"W
2014

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 was caught 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”.