Original Signed Lithographs, Etchings, Linocuts & Aquatints
Georgetown Frame Shoppe, established in 1989 in Washington, DC, is a leading fine art print dealer. We specialize in buying and selling works on paper by Contemporary and Modern Masters.
Our collection of lithographs, etchings and linocuts emphasizes artists such as Pierre Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Francisco Goya, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bernard Buffet. Please feel free to call or email us for further information and pricing.
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Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke
As a leader in pop art, Roy Lichtenstein is known for creating many iconic images. In ’64 Lichtenstein made many of his most famous pieces including Crak!, Foot in Hand, Temple, and Sunrise. It was also during this time that he made his very influential pieces that explored the Brushstroke. Although the Brushstrokes series had a brief timespan, the motif served as a theme in Lichtenstein's works for the final 32 years of his career.
Lichtenstein was known for his sly and subversive way of building a body of artwork from mass-reproduced images. His artwork provoked debate over the idea of originality in art, talk of an increasingly consumerist society, and the fine line between art and entertainment.
The inspiration for Brushstroke was Charlton Comics' Strange Suspense Stories 72 by Dick Giordano which depicted an artist who was worn out emotionally after completing a painting.
Roy Lichtenstein said “Visible brushstrokes in a painting convey a sense of grand gesture. But, in my hands, the brushstroke becomes a depiction of grand gesture. So the contradiction between what I’m portraying and how I am portraying it is sharp. The brushstroke became very important for my work.”
Brushstroke is a screenprint on heavy white wove paper. For more information about Brushstroke or Roy Lichtenstein please contact the gallery. Call For Value.
Alexander Calder Spiral, Loops and Birds
“If you can imagine a thing, conjure it up in space then you can make it... The universe is real but you can't see it. You have to imagine it. Then you can be realistic about reproducing it” - Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder is known for his pure abstractions in sculpture, mobiles, painting and print. Bold reoccurring symbols, shapes and colors fill his life's work. In Spiral, Loops and Birds, these shapes represent grand images of the red sunrise over Guatemala and the universe. Calder also works with themes of flight over Egypt in Spirales et Pyramides. However, Calder’s main goal for his art was joy and fun.
This was very different from most of his contemporaries who were reacting to dark world events of the 20’s and 30’s. Throughout his life, his commitment to creating work free from the pretensions of the art world and accessible to all, never stopped him from making exquisitely beautiful and important sculpture.
Spiral, Loops and Birds is a lithograph and is signed in pencil. For more information about Spiral, Loops, and Birds or Alexander Calder please contact the gallery. SOLD.
Andy Warhol Kiku
Every Andy Warhol screenprint offers his distinctive style; large shapes in bright color with overlays of stylized lines that create delicate detail. These classic Andy Warhol elements contribute to the beauty of Kiku. Powerful Pinks like those of Pears. Vibrant red shapes reminiscent of Apples. Combinations of blues and pinks that illuminate like in Annie Oakley.
Kiku is the Japanese word for chrysanthemum, a flower that traditionally represents the Japanese emperor and Imperial House. The Japanese flower also signifies Autumn, the time it blooms. Warhol is known for his earlier depictions of flowers and exploration of the still life. "I always notice flowers," - Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol's Party Book.
Kiku is from a series of the same name commissioned in 1983 by the Gendai Hanga Center in Tokyo. Kiku is printed on Rives BFK paper and hand signed in pencil. Referenced in Feldman II.309. For more information about Warhol or Kiku, please contact the gallery. $15,000 framed.
Roy Lichtenstein Foot and Hand
Foot and Hand is one of Roy Lichtenstein’s earliest and best-known pop paintings that were modeled after commercial printing. Works from this period like Girl and Spray Can also feature thick outlines, bold colors and Ben-Day dots, as if created by photographic reproduction. The works are relatively close, but not exact, copies of comic book panels.
During this time, Lictenstein also created Crak! and many other pieces in the theme of war and romance. He largely abandoned the subject matter in 1965, though he would occasionally incorporate comics into his work in different ways in later decades.
For the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, the Institute of Chicago said “Lichtenstein is a figure of monumental importance in the recent history of art. His contribution—the still-potent collision of commercial sources and fine art—defined the enduring legacy of Pop Art.”
Recently, Foot and Hand was exhibited in “Out of the Vault: 25 Years of Collecting” at the Nassau County Museum of Art as a representative of 20th century American pop art. Foot in Hand is an original offset lithograph on white wove paper and hand signed in pencil. For more information on Foot and Hand or Roy Lichtenstein please contact the Gallery. $17,000 framed.