New York-based company acquires all North American rights to Mareike Wegener’s feature documentary [pictured].

Submarine Deluxe has acquired all North American rights to Mareike Wegener’s Mark Lombardi: Death Defying Acts of Art & Conspiracy.

Wegener’s documentary explores the life, art and untimely death of American Neo-Conceptual artist Mark Lombardi (1951-2000).

The deal was negotiated by David Koh & Dan Braun of Submarine Deluxe along with Stanley Buchthal of Dakota Group Ltd. and Stefan Kloos of Rise & Shine World Sales on behalf of the producers (Titus Kreyenberg and executive producer Paul Miller) and director.

Submarine Deluxe plans a theatrical release later this year.

Kloos commented: “This film is so much more than a documentary on an amazing artist. I like to watch it as an arts thriller, and we are extremely happy to count on Submarine´s outstanding talent of introducing it to the North American market.”

Koh, Braun and Buchthal added: “We have been mystified by Mark Lombardi’s artwork and this brilliant and fascinating movie sheds light on his enigmatic nature, character, life and his mystifying prophecies. We look forward to working with the filmmakers, producers, and Rise & Shine on the North American release.”