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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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Politicon LA Convention Center Oct. 9-10

August 23rd, 2015

Politicon happenings

 

Michael was one of a select few artists invited to exhibit at the very first Politician at L.A.’s Convention Center. The non partisan comic-con style event event will host a mix of politics, entertainment and art. Such luminaries as Newt Gingrich, David Axelrod, Alex Wagner, James Carvelle, Michele Bachman, the Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper and other special guests will participate. There will be live broadcasts, movie screenings, debates, art, book signings, music and comedy The event takes place October 9-10. For more info visit http://politicon.com/

Corpocracy Exhibition Opening 10/10/15

August 23rd, 2015

Corpocracy happenings

First conceived by Michael back in 2010, the Corpocracy exhibition will open at the Station museum this Oct. 10th. The exhibition focused on the corporate co-opting of democracy, will feature an international who’s who of activist artists including Michael, Ron English, Clark Fox, Dread Scott, Eugenio MerinoKenneth Tin-Kin HungPackard JenningsSteve LambertMark LombardiYoshua OkónStephanie SyjucoJudi Werthein and the Beehive Design Collective.

Only the Station museum’s famed maverick director, Jim Harrington would be brave enough to host such hard-hitting, anti-corporate exhibit in the  very heart of oil country, Houston, Texas. The show, curated by Alan Schnitzer will run through to the end of the year. The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is a private museum devoted to contemporary art located at 1502 Alabama St, Houston, TX. For more info go to http://www.stationmuseum.com.

American Artist Tackles Race In America In Shocking New Painting

August 18th, 2015

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D’Antuono completed his painting “The Talk,” seen below, so it would be available for public viewing in time for Martin Luther King Day. The controversial painter has had to cancel art shows and once decided to remove one of his paintings, “The Truth,” from New York’s Union Square Park after some people found its religious images offensive. Many of D-Antuono’s paintings are also critical of the media and American government. (more…)

It Stops With Cops (Institutional racism)

July 9th, 2015

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88″ x 44″ | oil on canvas

Ferguson, South Carolina, Baltimore, New York and all over the country, unarmed people of color have been killed by the very people who are sworn to protect. They say not all cops are bad. I hope this piece encourages the good ones to have the courage to serve based on right and wrong, not black and blue. Share your thoughts below.

Why War? exhibit

June 24th, 2015

 

Why is America mired in a costly, perpetual state of war? Come to D.C. on June 30th for the opening of the art exhibit, "WHY WAR?" and see the unveiling of Michael's painting, Profit & Loss' to find out. The exhibit will take place at D.C.'s favorite gathering place for artists and activists, Busboys & Poets. The opening reception will be held on the 30th between 7-9 p.m. at 5th and K Streets NW. The exhibit runs through to July 11th. This is the painting and the exhibit that is set to launch the new anti-war movement with plans to bring together representatives from the nation's various peace organizations for a possible convention around the closing of of this exhibit hosted by American University.

Why is America mired in a costly, perpetual state of war? Come to D.C. on June 30th for the opening of the art exhibit, “WHY WAR?” and see the unveiling of Michael’s painting, Profit & Loss’ to find out. The exhibit will take place at D.C.’s favorite gathering place for artists and activists, Busboys & Poets. The opening reception will be held on the 30th between 7-9 p.m. at 5th and K Streets NW. The exhibit runs through to July 11th. This is the painting and the exhibit that is set to launch the new anti-war movement with plans to bring together representatives from the nation’s various peace organizations for a possible convention around the closing of of this exhibit hosted by American University.

Audio Interview on Talk Radio News Service

April 23rd, 2015

(TRNS) – American contemporary artist Michael D’Antuono spoke with TRNS about his newest painting “The Talk,” as well as his other profoundly politically and socially driven works.

“The Talk” depicts a black mother and father looking at their young son pensively while a TV screen in the background shows the photo of a now deceased smiling black boy beside a white police officer with the words “No Indictment In Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Youth” set along the bottom of the television screen.

“It’s been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic Selma to Montgomery marches. Contrast that progress to 2014, which saw police officers in several cities killing unarmed African Americans without risk of indictment. I doubt that Dr. King would have ever dreamed that in 2015, African American parents would still find it necessary to warn their young sons about the dangers of being black in America,” the painting’s caption reads.