The emails of support leading up to and throughout the exhibition were a source of strength for Black as he pushed his way through this difficult, yet important collection. One of the prevailing messages was the desire to own a piece from this collection but the inability to afford it. Black realized that his price point exceeded the budgets of most the people who he most wanted to own a piece of his art. He explains, "I painted this collection at first just for me. But after all of the emails, the hundreds of emails, I want the paintings to go the people who helped me get through it." This sentiment was underscored when Jess terminated a sale because the potential buyer simply did not understand, nor care to understand, the importance of the piece he was buying. Jess said, "Normally this is not a factor for me. I do this for a living and understand that art means different things to different people. This collection is just much more personal."
As such, for those supporters who qualify by having a similar upbringing, Black is offering remaining pieces from the Leather Bound in Black or Red collection for up to 50% off and extending 0% interest, multiple payment layaway programs. This is something that has never been offered before. This offer is only valid for paintings in the Leather Bound Collection. All of the art can be viewed on Black's website at jessblackart.com.
Contact Jess and his management team via the website for private pricing and terms. Special offer expired on Monday, May 14, 2012.