Obama-As-Jesus Painting By Michael D’Antuono On Display In Boston (Photo)By Marhgil Macuha on Nov 29, 2012 in Arts, Lifestyle, United States •
An Obama-as-Jesus painting called “Truth” is on display in Boston, international news sites reported on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
According to reports, the painting, as shown below, depicts United States President Barack Obama as Jesus Christ with a crown of thorns on his head and looks crucified with his arms outstreched, and with the presidential seal as its background.
Obama-as-Jesus Painting, “Truth”
Credit: Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery / Michael D’Antuono
The painting by Michael D’Antuono was said to be due to debut four years ago in New York‘s Union Square but it did not push through because of public outrage.
“I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings. We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves,” D’Antuono reportedly told Fox News.
The painting is now part of a larger exhibit called “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012.”
“The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically. My intent was not to compare him to Jesus,” D’Antuono told Fox News.
The Obama-as-Jesus painting is on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until December 15, reports said.
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