Art And Response
Michael D’Antuono’s art is meant to challenge people to think more deeply about serious issues and inspire them to improve sociopolitical conditions. The paintings and the site are meant to encourage meaningful discourse. We encourage you to have your voice heard and welcome your thoughts under each piece of art.
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Envisioning Election & Politics In 2016

September 30th, 2016

puffin-showI was happy to be asked by Andrew Lee to participate in the Puffin Foundation’s exhibition, “Envisioning Election & Politics In 2016.”  It is a wonderful organization that does great work informing the public about the important issues affecting their lives through creative projects.

 

Truth To Power

July 30th, 2016
Rep. Barbara Lee, Chris Hedges and Michael D'Antuono at Truth To Power

Rep. Barbara Lee, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and Michael D’Antuono at “Truth To Power” event.

In the shadow of the Democratic Convention, Rock The Vote’s issue oriented event, Truth To Power gathered  A-list entertainers, politicians, activists and artists. I exhibited with Banksy, Shepard Fairey and my friend Ron English, along with many other talented artists. Corey Booker, Van Jones, Susan Sarandon, Rosario Dawson, Danny Glover all spoke on panels. There were musical performances by Black Eyed Peas and Aloe Blac.

Politicon 2016

July 29th, 2016

Politicon

6/25-6/26/16 Pasadena Convention Center, Los Angeles, California

Once again I had a great time at Politicon. I exhibited several of my paintings and autographed about 300 posters of my official Politicon posters (above) for VIPs and talent alike. Politicians, entertainers, pundits and artists got together did what they do best like President Vincente Fox, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, James Carvel, Larry Wilmore, Van Jones, Cenk Ugur and many more.

Philly.com – White Artist Displays Black Lives Matter Paintings At DNC

July 29th, 2016

Susan Sarandon & Michael D'Antuono at DNC Convention Rock The Vote #TruthToPower

Michael D’Antuono poses with Susan Sarandon beside his painting at Rock the Vote.

“There’s so many injustices, there’s so many things that are terrible, wrongs that you want to right.”

So said artist Michael D’Antuono, who displayed his racially charged work at Rock the Vote’s exhibit hall on Spring Garden this week. He was in good company: Banksy had a piece there, and Shepard Fairey’s posters covered two walls in the DNC-related gallery. With his space, D’Antuono decided to address racism in the criminal justice system. (more…)

Museum Of Drug Policy Show

June 3rd, 2016

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The Museum Of Drug Policy Show took place in April of 2016. Great art, film, poetry and musical performances along with inspirational speeches by Russell Simmons, Melissa Harris Perry and others at this event helped raise awareness of the unfair drug policy responsible for our mass incarceration problem.

Washington Post

March 30th, 2016

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This painting, which has since been taken down, was part of a public school art show in the lobby of Denver’s Webb Building. (DenverChannel.com )

A Denver high school student was assigned to research a work of art by one of the masters and then reinterpret it for modern times. What emerged was a provocative image and a real-life lesson in the power of art.

The image speaks to the nation’s painful history of slavery, racism and police brutality: A police officer, wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood, points a gun at a child of color, while in the background the Confederate battle flag overtakes the flag of the United States of America.

It was hung inside a Denver municipal building as part of a display of student artwork, sparking backlash from police union officials who demanded Mayor Michael Hancock (D) take it down.

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