A suitcase stuffed with art and animal rights literature is a welcome sight at the airport in New York, but it’s not for long.
It’s the last leg of a six-week tour, starting in the Bahamas and ending in Florida.
The suitcase contains an eclectic mix of works including works by David Mamet, Andy Warhol, and Salvador Dali, as well as books by William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, and James Baldwin.
Art collector and animal lover Richard Mancuso said he’s been to New York several times and has a soft spot for art from all over the world.
He hopes to spend the next six weeks at the same airport he did last year and can’t wait to see what he finds.
“It’s really a wonderful place to spend your time.
You can explore and learn from all sorts of cultures,” he said.
Mancusos family is from New York City and grew up in the New Jersey suburbs.
He spent four years in New Jersey before moving to the Bahamas.
He’s lived in the United States since he was 19 and is hoping to return soon.
“The Bahamas is a very special place for me because of the people, the culture, the art,” he told ABC News.
“And you can also travel back in time and see the people and culture of the islands.”
This is the place to be, it’s where we grew up and I love it.
“Mancos said the art in the suitcase is also a gift for the art lover who enjoys the arts.”
I’ve always loved art and always wanted to get into it.
This is a gift,” he added.
He hopes to find a friend or two along the way.
Mancos says he’s planning to spend his last few weeks in the U.S. before he travels back to the Caribbean, where he lives.