From a September 7, 2023 John Leben press release:
This apocalyptic painting is a sobering vision of what our world may look like in 50 years if we don’t get a grip on Global Warming. Conceived and created in 2023, "It's Come to This" has hit the art world by storm. Right out of the gates it has been accepted at three major art exhibitions this Fall.
The biggest version of this piece, a massive seven foot tall by 10 foot wide triptych is destined for the Fountain Street Church for Grand Rapids ArtPrize running September 14 - October 1.
The same digital painting, in a smaller 36x36 inch size, has coincidentally been chosen for exhibit at two other area shows; the 94th Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art, September 28 - November 8 and the 2023 Holly Palmer Memorial Art Exhibition of Michigan Artists at the Holland Area Arts Council October 6 - November 11. For the first time ever, I am offering Limited Edition prints of this new work before the original piece starts its exhibition tour this Fall. Square Format Limited Edition Prints are now available online in various sizes, media types and framing options. To own the first print in the edition before ArtPrize even begins is a highly coveted collectors item. After all, true collectors love when the art on their wall tells a unique story. Edition numbers will be assigned in the order the purchases are made.
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Please note: The large scale triptych will be available for purchase after ArtPrize at the beginning of October. Please contact me directly at email@example.com to discuss pricing and installation options for your space.
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