Michael D'Antuono's Art And Response

Politicon 2018

Michael D'Antuono at Politicon with Henry Winkler, Michael Avenatti and Joy ReidPoliticon 2018 was a blast. The weather in LA was perfect, I was invited to include my Save Democracy mobile billboards at the event, and I hung out with some very interesting people. In the greenroom, I got to meet Henry Winkler (who is still as cool as Fonzie) and his lovely wife to whom I will always be grateful for her support. Back at the hotel, I had a chance to meet Michael Avenatti, who is very much the fireball you would expect him to be. Later in the evening, I partied with Joy Reid, Michael Steele and of course my good friend Malcolm Nance, who’s interview by Henry was hands down the highlight of Politicon.

Politicon is the ComicCon of Politics. The movers and shakers of politics from all political bents gather there once a year to meet and debate the issues of our times. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of Politicon since it’s inception, either by exhibiting my art, speaking on a panel or as I did this year, exhibiting my billboard trucks. One of my trucks played my music video, House of a Treasonous Traitor.

D’Antuono Storms Politicon!

Artist Michael D'Antuono and friends at 2015 Politicon


Michael was one of a very select group of artists selected to exhibit at the inaugural Politicon, a Comic-Con type event for politics, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center October 9-10, 2015. This short video shows Michael at the event making new fans out of Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, former presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, several political pundits, television stars and regular folk at the inaugural Politicon event.

On this video, you’ll see Cenk Uygur, former MSNBC host and co-founder of The Young Turks, Touree of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” Daily Show correspondent, Jordan Klepper, co-host of Newsmax TV’s “The Daily Wrap, Rick Ungar, VEEP’s Mat Walsh and others reacting to D’Antuono’s provocative political paintings. At the convention, Michael met with people in the VIP lounge and signed posters at his booth. Also at Politicon, were Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachman, Ann Coulter, John Avlon, James Carville, David Axelrod, Paul Begala, Joe Klein, Alex Wagner, Doris Kerns Goodwin, Jose Antonio Vargas, Alex Castellanos, John Fugelsang, and Black Lives Matter. People from Slate, News Max, The Daily Beast, Vice News, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Salon, Breitbart and ThinkProgress attended.