MOREHEAD CITY, NC—June 15, 2011—Occhio Limited has announced a major sale of photographic prints by acclaimed underwater photographer Marc Montocchio to celebrated marine artist, scientist and conservationist Guy Harvey. Montocchio’s one-man show, “Marc Montocchio: A Life in the Sea”, was on exhibition at the International Game Fish Association’s Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida, from October 2010 until April 2011, and featured 23 large, dye sublimation on aluminum prints of Montocchio’s underwater photos. Harvey has purchased the entire collection.
“I’m very happy and honored that Guy decided to buy these photographs,” said Montocchio. “It was a big show for us and it’s great that the pictures are going to Guy. He’s been so supportive of my work from the start, and I’m very grateful for that.”
A spokesman for Guy Harvey said some of Montocchio’s photographs will be put on display at Guy Harvey’s Gallery and Shoppe in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, and the rest will be part of Harvey’s private collection.
In addition, Occhio Limited has announced the opening of “The Guy Harvey Experience at Occhio”, featuring original artwork by Guy Harvey. “Guy has been generous enough to display 3 original works in the gallery.” Says Montocchio. These originals will include “Rock Star”, “Threat &Needle” and “Blue Runner”. Accompanying the originals the Occhio Gallery will be carrying a selection of Guy Harvey’s books and reproduced art including mini prints, outdoor art, limited edition lithographs and giclées.
“We’re happy to be able to offer Guy Harvey art, merchandise and of course clothing at Occhio,” said Occhio Manager Karrie Wempen. “And we’re thrilled to be able to display some of his beautiful, original artwork. It’s another great draw for our gallery.”
Click here for a panoramic view of the gallery, including “The Guy Harvey Experience at Occhio”.
About Marc Montocchio
One of the most innovative and talented underwater photographers working today, Marc Montocchio specializes in capturing unique and stunning images of ocean wildlife in its natural habitat. Montocchio’s work has appeared in numerous international publications, including Marlin Magazine, National Geographic, Africa Geographic, BlueWater, Tide, Out There, Voyages de Pêche, and many others.