Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Chadwick Boseman Charity Print Release From Grey Matter Art

Greetings. This past Friday, the world was hit by the unsettling news on the passing of American actor, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago and passed at the age of 43. He starred in many of the movies everyone knows and love during his battle with this illness, which truly shows his strong will and determination. Chadwick had quite a prominent film career, that left a lasting impression but some would say his most iconic and important role was as T'Challa, African leader and King of Wakanda. This had a strong cultural impact on the world and paved the way to bring in more diverse roles in movies that we so badly needed.

His family said this in a statement.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and several more - all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
So with that, Grey Matter Art want to thank Chadwick Boseman for his heart, soul, and inspiration that not only extended to the big screen but to the world.

GMA wanted to find a way to honor Chadwick and at the same time, do some good for those battling this terrible illness. So, it pleases them to feature their next upcoming release where we see 2 pieces of beautiful concept art from his most iconic role, Black Panther. The first print shows T’Challa in the Ancestral Plane which conveys beautifully imagery by the very talented concept artist and illustrator, Vance Kovacs. Vance helped create much of the concept art that gave the movie it's unique look. The next piece shows our Wakandan King against a gorgeous vast backdrop of Wakanda by Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios, Ryan Meinerding. GMA hopes that Chadwick would appreciate these 2 pieces that were chosen to represent him in the film.

"Ancestral Plane" by Vance Kovacs
Hand-Numbered Timed Edition
24" x 15" on Somerset Velvet Paper 255 gsm.
Edition size will be determined by the number of prints sold through Sunday (9/6) at 11:59 PM EDT

Black Panther by Ryan Meinerding
24" x 11.5" on Somerset Velvet Paper 255 gsm

Black Panther Goes On-Sale Thursday, 9/3 at 1 PM EDT. in the GMA Shop.

"Ancestral Plane" will be on sale through Sunday (9/6) at 11:59 PM EDT. with Proceeds of the Print going to The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

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