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JET | “The Talk”

January 19th, 2015

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Art and response go hand-in-hand. Viewing an image or painting that evokes emotion and provokes thought that encourages conversation goes a long way in terms of deepening understanding of perception and society. (more…)

Global Grind | It’s Time To Make Dr. King’s Dream A Reality

January 15th, 2015

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In honor of Martin Luther King Day, activist artist Michael D’Antuono is releasing “The Talk,” his painting highlighting the inconsistent progress America has made concerning racial justice since Dr. King’s historic Selma to Montgomery marches. Here, he writes about the inspiration behind the powerful painting.

Martin Luther King made great strides for racial equality, and a speech that will always be remembered. We will always be grateful for his accomplishments and sacrifice. My concern is that, while things are better now than they were in the 60’s, some events of the last couple of years have made me wonder if some of Dr. King’s progress is being intentionally eroded.  (more…)

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…)

“Documented” Film NYC Screening

June 17th, 2014
Sharing a laugh with Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, who bravely risked deportation by outing himself as an undocumented American. The event was Welcome US's NYC film screening of his new film "DOCUMENTED" which premieres on CNN on June 29th.

Sharing a laugh with Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, who bravely risked deportation by outing himself as an undocumented American. The event was Welcome US’s NYC film screening of his new film “DOCUMENTED” which premieres on CNN on June 29th.

April 11th, 2014

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

FurFur (Russian Magazine)

March 6th, 2014

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Work of the American artist Michael D’Antuono can safely be called “social pop art”: his style is almost comic book and is pretty easy to understand. Most of the images that he uses are recognizable worldwide. Nevertheless, they’re not just a colorful cloth: each of them affects the various problems of society.

Michael told us about the place of the artist in the modern world, double standards and street art.  (more…)