First Sting depicts the turning point in the Afghan war with the first of many shoot-downs of Soviet helicopter gunships by Mujahedin fighters armed with Stinger missiles. “First Sting” Stuart Brown/Oil on Canvas, 2008/Donated Courtesy of Richard J. Guggenhime and Donald Elster
The following photos depict various pieces of art held in the CIA Museum at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The museum’s collection, interestingly, seems to hold only one abstract art piece by artist Gene Davis who was known for paintings featuring striking sets of colorful vertical lines. Captions are provided by the CIA.