About the Work
American artist Marc Dennis creates striking hyperrealistic compositions of aesthetic abundance, using beauty as a tool of seduction while exploring its subversive potential.
Our new collaboration Caravaggio, based on the artist’s painting of the same name, is a layered glimpse into Dennis’ larger practice, wherein verisimilitude is called into constant question. A limited edition of 30, Caravaggio is a C-Print on archival glossy, resin coated paper, evoking both the wetness of freshly laid oils and emphasizing the illusion of surface destruction à la Lucio Fontana.
“My painting Caravaggio channels the Dutch Masters and summons the dark caves of our ancestors, while giving a contemporary voice to the eternal opposites; beauty and violence, myth and reality, love and loss, life and death — ultimately noting they are one and the same.
I’m fascinated with flowers for many reasons. Particularly, I’ve always felt intrigued by how many globally diverse cultures associate them with special occasions — births, baptisms, bar mitzvahs, inductions, graduations, performances, weddings, wakes and funerals. When words are inadequate, flowers are the most widely understood way to communicate sensations of love, admiration, sympathy, compassion and regret. The world clearly needs more flowers.” — Marc Dennis
Marc Dennis (b. 1974, Danvers, MA) has a forthcoming 2023 solo exhibition with A Hug From The Art World (New York). Previous exhibitions have been held at Gavlak Gallery (Los Angeles), Venus Over Manhattan (New York), Harper’s (Los Angeles), K Contemporary (Denver), Berkshire Botanical Garden (West Stockbridge, MA), Cris Worley Fine Art (Dallas), among many others. His work is collected by notable collectors including Larry Gagosian, Beth DeWoody, Carl and Donna Hessel, John and Amy Phelan, Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman, David and Jennifer Stockman, Bill and Maria Bell, and Sean and Tammy McCarthy, among others. Additionally, Dennis’ work is included in private and public collections such as The Norton Museum of Art (Palm Beach), JP Morgan Chase Art Collection (New York), The Neuberger Berman Collection (New York), The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, The Springfield Museum of Art (Ohio), The Portland Museum of Art (Oregon), The MIN Art Museum (Guadalajara), and the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University (Palo Alto). The artist lives and works in New Jersey.
Authentication & Resale
Signed, numbered, titled, and dated by the artist en verso on archival label
This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist.
Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.
Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.
Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
Shippings & Returns
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We are unable to accept returns on custom framed artwork. Our general policy is that we do not accept returns. If your print arrives damaged or does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a replacement or return. Any issues must be reported within 5 business days of receipt by emailing email@example.com.