Michael D'Antuono's Art And Response

Do We Still Live In A Democracy?

Is America still a democracy?

The Will Of The People vs That Of The People They Elected

The election is finally over. With the help of the Electoral College and gerrymandering, the Republican party will control the presidency, the congress, and soon the Supreme Court. But does the Republican party represent the values of the majority of Americans? To answer that, let’s compare the Republican platform with national polls issue by issue.

Electoral College

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, Americans are in favor of deciding the future Presidential elections by direct popular vote 53%-34%. The last two Republican Presidents having won without winning the popular vote, the GOP is of course, against it.

Abortion

Americans polled support Roe v Wade 67% – 30%. The GOP is famously against it. (more…)

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“What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America”

what's right opening wideWhat’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America: I was happy to lend my painting, “Blood Money” to this meaningful Chelsea exhibit as the opening coincided with President Obama’s executive action on gun control. The opening was successful with select artists from all over the world participating. The exhibit runs January 7 – January 30, 2016 at the Phoenix Gallery Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea 548 West 28th Street, Suite 528. 

Here’s a review by Wall Street International.

me at what's right opening

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Michael Speaks on Activism & The Arts

Activism & Arts photo

Come join Michael at Worcester State University on Friday, April 17, 2015 for “A NIght of Activism and the Arts” where he will exhibit some of his best known paintings and speak about the impact art can have on social movements. This event is free and open to the public.

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Gun Control & the Art of Michael D’Antuono

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.

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A Tale of Two Mikes (Michael Moore & Michael D’Antuono)

Michael MooreMichael Moore and Michael D’Antuono in NYC at the 10th anniversary screening of Michael’s Moore’s academy award winning film Bowling for Columbine. I was moved by the movie as I hope Mike was moved by my painting “Brought To You By The NRA.” A decade later, his film remains just as relevant. The Sandy Hook shootings proved that no progress has been made in the decade since. As a matter of fact, since Columbine, congress let the ban on assault weapons expire. Regardless, Mike has done much to bring attention to the lack of gun control. We thank him for that.

 

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BostInno: ‘ Artist Aims Brush at the NRA, Creates ‘Repulsive’ Painting Following Newtown Tragedy

BostInno | Artist Aims Brush at the NRA

[This is a localized version of the article originally published at Bostinno.com]

Brought to You By The NRA

An artist known for his somewhat controversial paintings is taking direct aim at the National Rifle Association for what he called their refusal to “admit their share of responsibility” following the massacre of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month.

Michael D’Antuono’s latest artwork, called “Brought to You By The NRA,” paints the picture of a children’s classroom covered in blood splatters. (more…)

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