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3/29/12: Art, Politics and the Paintings of Jon McNaughton

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By Doug Fabrizio

3/29/12: Art, Politics and the Paintings of Jon McNaughton

Salt Lake City, Utah – Provo painter Jon McNaughton is getting attention for his latest work "One Nation Under Socialism." It depicts Barack Obama holding the Constitution as it burns. Art critics aren't impressed; it's been called "junk" and "visually dead as a doornail." McNaughton isn't worried about impressing the arts community though; he says his goal is to communicate a political opinion. Thursday, McNaughton and others will join us to talk about political imagery and the relationship between art and ideology.

  • Visit Jon McNaughton on-line.
  • Read Benjamin Park's article Art, Politics and Religion: McNaughton's Agenda at
  • Visit Utah artist Adam Bateman on-line

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