"Anthony Freda’s art is a flower in the barrel of a shotgun but a bullet in the mouth of politics. He is fearless and fierce and years from now, when we look back on this moment in history, his art will be an accurate snapshot. A picture of what we should never forget lest history repeat itself. " -Ara Hawkins
"Anthony Freda is a Long Island-based artist who is equal parts editorial illustrator and visual political activist. He worked for several years in his own corporate advertising agency before quitting to focus on editorial illustration. Mr. Freda currently is part of the adjunct faculty of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He creates a weekly political graphic for The Trends Journal, aptly called The Weekly Freda. His mainstream client list includes; Time, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and numerous other publications.
Freda explains, “I may have started my career pimping alcohol and cigarettes, but I have repented and now use my visual communication skills to sell ideas.” Freda creates his potent and provocative illustrations with a combination of found objects and surfaces, collage and drawing—all mixed together to great effect. Freda says that he uses art “as a tool of political activism”—he has a whole section on his website labelled “political art”—and his imagery often carries a powerful message of peace and social justice".
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Art and content by Anthony Freda
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