Artist Michael D’Antuono Creates Gripping Anti-Police Brutality Portrait

As America continues to grapple with its ongoing racial tensions, artists from all genres have expressed their their individual angst with the constant police brutality happening in predominately black and brown communities across the country.

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Artist Michael D’Antuono unveiled a new portrait titled “It Stops With Cops,” which will be on display at the inaugural Politicon, a Comic-Con of sorts for politics, in Los Angeles October 9th and 10th. The vivid portrait depicts a police officer gripping the end of night stick being held by another cop about to beat a handcuffed black man.

D’Antuono is quick to remind people this portrait isn’t anti-police, rather anti-police brutality and anti-institutional racism, and hopes the painting will help offer courage to cops who stand by silently while their colleagues break the law.

“They say most cops are good” said D’Antuono, “But good cops don’t let bad cops get away with killing defenseless citizens.”

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This isn’t the first time D’Antuono has created politically charged art work to reflect the times. In January, D’Antuono created a portrait titled “The Talk” in which a African-American parents are depicted sitting with their son to explain how a young black teen was killed by a police officer and the officer faced no charges.

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So, how do you feel about D’Antuono’s pieces?