Copsa Mica, Romania - 3 sizes, $11,450-$33,950
"Copsa Mica is best known as one of the most polluted towns in Europe and thus made the front cover of National Geographic in June 1991. It was home to a Carbosin factory that produced a very visible black powder used as a coloring in the production of rubber, and a Sometra metallurgical factory (attached) that heavily polluted the air with invisible toxic fumes leaving a constant stench/taste of sulfuric acid. Together they spewed out 30,000 tons of particles and soot each year. The communist party considered the Sometra factory crucial to the national economy and did not export its products. The chimney is considered one of the tallest structures in Romania at 250 meters tall. Environmentalism had no impact here." - David Leventi
Leventi's dramatic and refined compositions are captured using 4x5” and 8x10” Arca-Swiss cameras to maximize the rich detail in his architectural subjects. Works are printed at the artist's New York studio and mounted to an archival aluminum substrate. The 72x90 inch editions are presented mounted with an aluminum subframe for a contemporary, frameless installation style. 40x50 and 50x60 inch editions are framed in white with non-reflective plexiglass; frames measure 0.75 inches wide and 2 inches deep.