Art And Response

Why Did eBay Pull This Artist’s Anti-Zimmerman Painting?

December 24th, 2013

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On the same day that George Zimmerman’s painting raked in over $100,000 on eBay, artist Micheal D’Antuono was told by the same online auction company that his artistic interpretation of the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin confrontation violated eBay’s Hateful or Discriminatory policy and was removed from the website. (more…)

eBay OKs 100K Sale of Zimmerman Painting, While Removing “A Tale of Two Hoodies” Piece

December 23rd, 2013

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Here’s one for the Irony Department. This weekend George Zimmerman’s painting sold for $100,099.00 on eBay, the very same weekend that artist Michael D’Antuono’s “A Tale of Two Hoodies” was removed by the online auction company.

eBay OKs 100K Sale of Zimmerman Painting, While Removing “A Tale of Two Hoodies” Piece

Here is what D’Antuono said on his Facebook page:

I’m sad to announce that ebay removed my “A Tale Of Two Hoodies” auction from their site. They allowed George Zimmerman to profit from his crime, yet I was denied the opportunity to speak out against racism & help victims. As the bidding started to gain momentum, passing the $25,000 mark, they took it off, deeming my auction “hateful and discriminatory.” If their stance seems wrong to you, feel free to share. (more…)

eBay removes anti-Zimmerman artwork the same day Zimmerman’s painting sells for $100k

December 23rd, 2013

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By Scott Kaufman | Monday, December 23, 2013 10:27 EDT

A Tale of Two Hoodies

A Tale of Two Hoodies

Over the weekend, online auction-house ebay removed an anti-racist painting critical of George Zimmerman on the same day it allowed Zimmerman to sell one of his own paintings for over $100,000. (more…)

Vanity Fair Spain | El arte de Michael D’Antuono

May 26th, 2013

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obamaMichael es un artistazo, que cita a Picasso en su web y pinta maravillas como la que ven bajo estas líneas, y que piensa subastar en eBay a beneficio de los soldados heridos en la guerra contra el terror (sospecho que no se refiere al pictórico…)

No se crean que es la primera vez que nuestro Michael D’Antuono hace de las suyas, no. Hace unos meses pretendió colgar otra de sus pinturas en una plaza neoyorquina, aunque al final prefirió no hacerlo, por aquello de no ofender a los católicos:

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Obviamente, lo de D’Antuono no va en serio. O sí, pero no.

(original Article here)

Artist’s Painting Uses Jesus (and an AK-47) to Target the Christian Right: Christ’s Teachings ‘Seem to Go Against the Republican Line’

May 16th, 2013

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Artist Michael D’Antuono is certainly no stranger to controversy. His latest painting, “The Conservative Christ,” will likely frustrate conservative Christians, particularly because of how it depicts their views on issues like guns and poverty. TheBlaze spoke with D’Antuono today about his newest work to learn more about its meaning and what (more…)

Conservative Christ illustrates America’s evil Jesus | Art Threat

May 15th, 2013

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Conservative Christ illustrates America’s evil Jesus

The Conservative ChristThe latest work by American artist Michael D’Antuono has once again drawn ire from US conservatives for pointing out the hypocrisy amongst their ranks.

His latest work, The Conservative Christ, depicts Jesus with an AK-47 hoisted into their air, clutching tightly to a pot of gold, and sneering derisively at a poor, old man. By illustrating precisely what Jesus would not do, D’Antuono draws attention to the awkward dissonance between Conservative’s sociopolitical beliefs and their supposed adherence to Christian values.

It was in an attempt to understand this conflict that inspired him to create the work. (more…)