Original Signed Lithographs, Etchings, Linocuts & Aquatints

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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 Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Banksy, Takashi Murakami, Salvador Dali, Robert Indiana, Sam Francis, Jim Dine, John Baldessari, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns, Joan Miro, and Alexander Calder. Please feel free to call or email us for further information and pricing.

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  • KAWS Blame Game Portfolio 2014

    KAWS has been compared to Andy Warhol for his factory-like output, but in fact he’s more like Keith Haring, who also made his name by being a vandal, doodling in the black rectangles left behind by torn-down subway ads. Both KAWS and Haring created ways for people to purchase their art inexpensively by making different products adorning their high energy and brightly colored art.

    Starting around 2011, KAWS’ works have become increasingly fragmented, jumbled, and abstract. Though he's still using bold colors and bright lines, his characters are dissolving into intangible fields of color or merging into splatters that are completely new to the artist's work—KAWS is dissolving into unseen territory. This new evolution of KAWS art is seen in the ten screenprints in the portfolio Blame Game (2014).  

    The works in the portfolio Blame Game still include images of his classic characters Companion, Accomplice, Chum and Bendy, but we are given a close up view of each of their faces. Their facial expressions contain a wide variety of emotions from dismay, excitement, fear, joy and curiosity. These screen prints give the characters more animated and dynamic expression than the stagnant sculptures that KAWS was making over a decade ago. 

    The portfolio Blame Game by KAWS, was created in 2014 and is are original screenprints on Saunders Waterford 410gsm High White Paper. Blame Game is an edition of 100 and is signed and numbered on the lower right, recto (each). For more information about KAWS, or if you would like to purchase Blame Game, please contact the gallery. Call For Value.

  • Andy Warhol Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan)

    Andy Warhol’s iconic images of 20th-century leaders inspired spirited debate about the pairing of politics and pop culture. Warhol was captivated by the blurring boundaries between political stomping grounds and star-studded circles, where reinvention is an art and “politicians and actors can change their personalities like chameleons,” he once said.

    The original screenprint  Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan) is from the portfolio “Ads” by Andy Warhol. In the portfolio, unlikely logos and mascots are placed together to create an unique sociopolitical narrative. The image of the Former United States President was taken from an actual series of advertisements for Van Heusen dress shirts while Ronald Reagan was still an actor in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

    Also featured in the “Ads” portfolio, James Dean is placed next to Japanese characters in Rebel without a Cause. By pairing these screen prints together, Andy Warhol draws comparison between the president and the actor to products one would see in a billboard ad. Andy Warhol said “I met someone on the street who said wasn’t it great that we’re going to have a movie star for president, that it was so Pop, and when you think about it like that, it is great, it’s so American.”

    Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan) (1985) from the portfolio Ads is an original screen print on Lenox Museum Board. Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan) is hand signed in pencil and is an edition of 190. Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan) is referenced in Feldman 68, II.356. For more information about Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan) or Andy Warhol please contact the gallery. Call for Value.

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat Set of Four (Wolf Sausage, King Brand, Dog Leg Study, Undiscovered Genius)

    The mythology around  Jean-Michel Basquiat continues to proliferate since his death. The biography of his life reads like a cautionary tale on the perils of success: the early years in the graffiti movement; the sudden media attention on the East Village art scene; the highly publicized friendship with Andy Warhol; the meteoric rise of auction and gallery sales; the heroin addiction.

    Underneath it all, Jean- Michel Basquiat was a critical thinker and conceptual artist, concerned about the the historical legacy and current effects of racism, colonialism and class. “Who do you make a painting for?” he was asked in a filmed interview in October 1985, and he was silent for a long time. “Do you make it for you?” the interviewer continued. “I think I make it for myself, but ultimately for the world, you know,” Basquiat said

    Most of his works use symbols of crowns, bones, sugar, corn, teeth, and others, though it is probably impossible to decipher every symbol in a single work. Part of what makes Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work so consistently fascinating—and even frustrating—is the lack of a one-to-one correspondence between symbols and predetermined values. The complexity and layering of personal and political ideas allows the viewer to also think deeply about these concepts, and gain new insight each time.

    Set of four original screen prints (Wolf Sausage, King Brand, Dog Leg Study, Undiscovered Genius) by Jean-Michel Basquiat (1982-83/2019). Wolf Sausage, King Brand, Dog Leg Study, Undiscovered Genius an edition of 50 and are published by Flatiron Editions. Jean-Michel Basquiat produced less than ten different prints during his lifetime, and this suite was released posthumously by The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Each screenprint is stamped and signed by Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, the artist’s sisters and administrators of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. For more information about Wolf Sausage, King Brand, Dog Leg Study, Undiscovered Genius and Jean-Michel Basquiat, please contact the gallery. Call for value.

  • Keith Haring Pop Shop III

    Keith Haring was concerned about the impact that computers would have on art, politics and modern daily life. He speculated on a future led by these potentially controlling mechanisms unleashed on a populous unwilling or unable to think for itself. How would the 'untrustworthy machines' he portrayed in his art affect the human population?

    “The role of the arts in human existence is going to be tested and tried. It is possibly the most important time for art the world has ever seen. The artist of this time is creating under a constant realization that he is being pursued by the computers. We are threatened. Our existence, our individuality, our creativity, our lives are threatened by this coming machine aesthetic. It is going to be up to us to establish a lasting position of the arts in our daily lives, in human existence.” 

    Keith Haring loved expression of the human soul and psyche, and was deeply concerned about the effect of the encroachment of the digital age on the human spirit. He said “If humans are expendable, then emotions, enjoyment, indulgence, creative aesthetic, and personality of human beings are expendable.”  

    Pop Shop III expresses Keith Haring’s anxiety by depicting a person getting literally pulled head-first inside a computer. Technology anxiety continues to capture the minds of artists and public alike as technology ever becomes more apart of our lives. 

    Keith Haring Pop Shop III (1989) by Keith Haring is an original silkscreen. Pop Shop III is hand signed in pencil and the edition AP 3/20. For more information about Keith Haring or Pop Shop III, please contact the gallery. SOLD.