view additional image 1
View in a Room ArtworkView in a Room Background


The Sacrament of Initiation - 30 x 30, print 2 of 7 Photograph - Limited Edition of 7

Denise Prince

United States

Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 16 W x 16 H x 0.1 D in

Ships in a Tube


Shipping included

 Trustpilot Score

Artist Recognition

link - Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured in a collection

About The Artwork

My photograph of Le Train Bleu in Paris is the setting for this work inspired by 15th Century painting. The subdued tones are meant to evoke the religious canon and add a sense of reverence to the youth. My favorite thing in this work is the emotion on the boy at left's face. He appears to me as if he might cry which brings an unexpected worldliness to the exquisite beauty of his youth. All of my photography is captured on film, using a Hasselblad medium format camera. I personally handle all styling, retouching and compositing with a painstaking eye for detail. This work was commissioned by a private client and is available in additional sizes.

Details & Dimensions

Photography:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:7

Size:16 W x 16 H x 0.1 D in

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Denise Prince is an Austin-based, American artist working in a variety of media including film, photography, and performance. Influenced by critical theory at CalArts in Los Angeles, she has worked closely with clinical philosopher and psychoanalyst Charles Merward since 2007. Prince is known for using the visual syntax of fashion and style photography to explore experience in relation to Desire (the memory of the missing thing). Her work has been clarified, confronted, and interpreted by psychoanalyst members of the World Association of Psychoanalysis, has been exhibited internationally and has been featured on PBS Television and in Vogue Magazine.

Artist Recognition

Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection

Thousands Of Five-Star Reviews

We deliver world-class customer service to all of our art buyers.

Global Selection

Explore an unparalleled artwork selection by artists from around the world.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 14-day satisfaction guarantee allows you to buy with confidence.

Support An Artist With Every Purchase

We pay our artists more on every sale than other galleries.

Need More Help?

Enjoy Complimentary Art Advisory Contact Customer Support