Scrolling through the world wide web, I very recently came across the artist Michael D'Antuono. He is a New York based oil painter who is known for his controversial takes on social and political issues. UK's 'American' magazine even labeled him "one of the world's most controversial artists." Working in an advertising agency in his early life and as an illustrator for 25 years, he didn't start his fine arts career until later. Listening to the news channel in his studio, he was inspired to paint "The Truth", which became one of his most controversial paintings. D'Antuono's intent of the piece was to show how we all view things differently and distorted through a political lens, to show how our nation has become extremely divided. The piece was certainly effective in that matter, receiving more than 4,000 emails, most from the Christian right that believed the piece was blasphemy.
|Occupying Main Street|
"He needs no crowd, no chant, no sign, for basking in the comfort of his luxurious office he rules Main Street and all the other streets in the land."