About Us

Novo Arts was established in 1975 by Marlaina Deppe to make fine art affordable and accessible to every client in any environment. Novo Arts has operated from its headquarters in New York’s Greenwich Village since it’s founding and has since expanded to national and international locations.

Our staff includes professionally trained artists, art consultants, art historians, designers, videographers, art handlers, and project managers.  Our team of experts work collaboratively with emerging artists, architects, designers, consultants, and the secondary art market to provide the right artworks for each environment. Our art fabrication utilizes both classic techniques and progressive technologies to produce fine art and graphics that enhance any environment.

Novo Arts serves a wide range of clients including corporate, hospitality, residential, institutional, and healthcare. Upon initial consultation, clients are assigned to a project manager who will work with them for the duration of a project.



The company’s intent is to communicate the value of art for any environment, mediating the interests of the business and art communities through a variety of innovative programs.  By collaborating with architects and designers, we aim to create unique artworks that reflect each client’s unique vision for their space. It is our goal to help realize our clients’ vision while keeping the art program cost effective.



“Novo Arts Studio program enabled us to produce specifically chosen images in the size, technique and styles I wanted at a budge that was extremely attractive compared to purchasing art on the market. The art installation accomplished all of our company’s requirements, captured the essence of our corporate identity and has been highly applauded by many visitors to the building.”

Don Raney, Director – Planning/Design
Roche Pharmaceuticals

“We were immensely impressed and completely satisfied with the work of Novo Arts for our New York project, and this was accomplished on extremely tight timing. In all respects, Novo Arts exceeded our expectations. Overall, this project was accomplished on-time and on-budget and at an exceptionally high quality level. We were more than satisfied with the work process and the work product of Novo Arts, as well as the value for money. In fact, we were utterly delighted. I can recommend Novo Arts unconditionally to any and all commercial clients who might consider their services.”

Alan Renne
Russell Reynolds Associates

“With a quick survey of the project, you and your team put together a design scheme to give life to the rooms. Amazingly, you have the depth of resources to skillfully execute the product in a timely manner. The fact that you were able to provide such a great solution in a financially manageable manner is an important plus.”

Ron Kollar, Senior VP – Design
Tishman Hotel Corporation

“Just a note to express my gratitude for the extraordinary Art Program that you have implemented at Nielsen Entertainment’s new consolidated offices here in Los Angeles. This was to be expected consider the excellent recommendations from our New York offices, but the process and results exceeded even those lofty expectations.”

Wes Muddle, Chief Financial Officer
The Nielsen Company

“I would like to thank you for your dedicated performance in accomplishing such a successful classical art collection in our new offices. Considering the pressures of time and the complexity of the project, it was quite amazing to witness this project come together. The visitors to our office have been overly enthusiastic with compliments and this of course reflects positively on Paramount’s image in the business community.”

Donna Lozito, Executive Assistant
Paramount Capital

“I have had the pleasure of working with Marlaina Deppe from Novo Arts on the art program for our New York Headquarters at 770 Broadway. We have over 600,000 square feet and Marlaina’s touch is everywhere. Our art program is diverse, extremely interesting, fun, colorful, eclectic and never boring.”

Karen LaPak, VP Corporate Real Estate Services
The Nielson Company

“I want you to know that most visitors to our office are immediately drawn to the art that you so skillfully chose for our newly designed facility. The different works evoke different comments from the many different individuals—never failing to stimulate conversation. I want to thank you for the excellent job you did in selecting the new paintings and for making sure that our existing collection was re-positioned to its best advantage. We are delighted!”

Joseph A. Tarasco, Managing Partner
Yohalem Gillman & Company LLP

“A simple thank you does not convey our heartfelt appreciation for your services during our organization’s relocation. The handling of the society’s portraits, mementoes and historical photography was exceptional and elicited praise from staff and visiting membership. All of the detail that goes into every caption, every display shelf and every framing is evidence of your thorough and sensitive eye. Your sense of taste, your diplomacy and your expertise has served our needs well throughout this year-long effort. As a result of the overall appreciation for the elegant presentation of art in our new headquarters, we were asked to prepare a guide to the art and artifacts on display. Your role in preparing, and in some cases restoring, this art contributes greatly to our sense of corporate images and accomplishment.”

Jane Scangarello, Director – Public Information
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

“May I say that we are very pleased with the art you provided us and have received many compliments about it. We also have enjoyed working with you and your staff. We found all of you insightful, responsive and highly professional.”

John Coughlin, Director – Human Resources
Teachers Retirement Systems