During preparations to his studio stay in New York, Bujnowski had painted a photorealistic, black-and-white portrait. He reproduced it and enclosed the copy as his official photo in the US 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.
The US Embassy refused to comment this issue. Currently the work is in the Rubell Family Collection, Miami.