Fredrik Saker made sure that didn't happen to him. The proactive artist from Sweden decided to circumvent several years' worth of Bosch-like comparisons by painting his own driver's licence portrait and submitting it to the Swedish Transport Agency.
His painting was so lifelike, authorities didn't think twice before accepting it and stamping it on a new card.
Not that he didn't muss himself up first for a little photorealism.
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"I did the exact opposite. My hair is messy and I haven't shaved in several days. Under my left eye, there is a redness," he told the Toronto Star.
"To make it more real, I made myself look bad. I kind of regret it now."
The 29-year-old spent approximately 100 hours crafting the image. He called it "This is not me," inspired by Rene Magritte's 1928 masterwork, "The Treachery of ImagesRead More »from Swedish artist uses painting as driver’s licence photo