Art And Response

Conversations Compilation

August 11th, 2015

Some clips & quips of controversial artist/activist Michael D’Antuono on Marc Maron’s and Glenn Beck’s shows and other events. While these clips reveal the more humorous side of the controversial political artist, it quickly becomes apparent that his sardonic wit is as sharp as his provocative art.

His banter with Glenn Beck and Marc Maron along with his observations on sociopolitical issues show some insight into the mind of an artist who’s work has grabbed headlines and sparked public discourse about racism, capitalism, corporatism, climate change, outsourcing, income inequality and other hot-button issues.

Corporate Greed – Turns Out – Not So Good

November 12th, 2014

Remember all those long torturous hours as a child playing Monopoly? One kid (Mr. Moneybags) would buy all the utilities or matching properties, creating monopolies and quadrupling the rents and fees on everyone else. If you weren’t Mr. Moneybags holding all the cards, you inevitably lost everything. It seems like a whole generation of moneybags grew up to live by that “winner take all/greed is good” ideology. (more…)

April 11th, 2014

Marc interviews New York artist Michael D’Antuono who unveils his controversial Obama painting on the show

Gun Control & the Art of Michael D’Antuono

February 28th, 2014

I was honored to speak and display my gun control paintings yesterday at the Mom’s Demand Action event at the Towne Crier. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary performed. I only wish Pete Seeger were alive to perform as he had planned.

The Art Of Clean Energy

April 23rd, 2013

A few words about art and energy independence at the art exhibition “Petroleum Paradox.”

Transcript of the speech: I painted these paintings Dependence and Independence, to emphasize the contrast of our possible futures depending on which path decide to take concerning our energy needs.

We can continue down the path of using fossil fuels, and endure the consequences for as long as we can, or we can develop renewable clean energy technologies so we can stop destroying the very earth we depend upon for our survival.  (more…)

The Art of Gun Control

April 12th, 2013

At a gun control themed art exhibit in Washington, D.C., I laid out the reasons why getting common sense gun control is so difficult in the U.S., and what we can do about it.

Transcript: I don’t know about you, but I’m angry. Angry that we live in a society that creates conditions that allow tragedies like Columbine and Sandy Hook to keep happening. Maybe it’s just me, but I find it appalling that as a nation, we are more concerned about protecting the right of an unbalanced individual to own an assault rifle than protecting our own children. If you were to read the death certificates of the victims of these mass shootings, I’m sure cause of death would read gun shot wounds. While technically accurate, that isn’t the real cause of death. The real cause of death is greed. The greed of the gun manufacturers, the greed of the NRA and the greed of the politicians who accept their money.

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