Safari Club International 2014

20th Anniversary Celebration

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

February 5 – 8, 2014

King, 2013
oil on belgian linen
36 x 24 in
(91.44h x 60.96w cm)
SOLD

A contemporary depiction of a large male lion in his prime, “King” represents the very best of John Banovich as well as the challenging struggle of the species today. This lion has beaten the odds to arrive at the peak of his life. It is an iconic image that represents the fate of the lion and the current atmosphere regarding lion conservation. This distinguished Banovich painting was created to celebrate 20 years of the Banovich & SCI partnership as well as raise much needed dollars for lion conservation, through the sales of the limited edition giclée canvas.

Press Release

The Banovich exhibition at the 2014 Safari Club International Convention in Las Vegas celebrated 20 years of the Banovich/SCI partnership and showcased one of the largest collection of Banovich originals and many newly released limited editions. We hosted the annual "For Sale by Draw" as well as special receptions with visits from two very special cheetah cubs from the Columbus Zoo and live entertainment from Cirque Zuma Zuma. The events also featured artist demonstrations by John Banovich, Stefan Savides and Mick Doellinger, The lion painting "King," which was sold at the Friday evening auction, was also reproduced as a time limited edition to celebrate 20 years of the Banovich & SCI partnership as well as raise much needed dollars for lion conservation, through the donation of the original and sales of the limited edition giclee canvas. The limited editiion raised almost $13,000 for lion conservation. Thank you to all of our collectors and friends for helping make this year a huge success!

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