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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Corneille Memoire de Cuba 5
“I am a painter of joy,” Corneille said at a 2007 exhibition of his work at the COBRA Museum. Corneille Guillaume Beverloo was best known for radicalizing the conservative Dutch art world in the early 1950s, making modern art not only acceptable, but embraceable as well. He placed familiar subjects — birds, cats, women and landscapes — in mythological and often childlike contexts, imbuing them with spontaneity and bright, sensual reds.
COBRA was the name of the art collective founded in 1948 by artists from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam. They wanted to create art that was more free and expressive than methodical surrealism. Corneille was inspired by artists like Paul Klee and Joan Miró, who he discovered while browsing in a bookshop.
It wasn’t always pure joy, however. COBRA went to Amsterdam for a huge exhibition in 1949. The press was outraged. The daily paper Het Vrije Volk headlined its report "Botch, blotch, and splotch" and fistfights broke out in the audience during a modernist poetry reading (Corneille was one of the COBRA poets), almost like the glory days of Dada after the end of the first world war.
Corneille continued to practice painting and printmaking throughout is whole life. This silkscreen, Memoire de Cuba 5 was created in 2005, 5 years before is passing. Memoire de Cuba 5 is a romantic silkscreen featuring a bird and a peacock—some of his most iconic subject matter. The inspiration from his travels to Africa, Mexico, San Fransisco is seen in the colonial architecture and bright exotic birds.
Memoire de Cuba 5 by Corneille is an original silkscreen and is hand signed. For more information about Memoire de Cuba 5 or Corneille please contact the gallery. $995 framed
Roy Lichtenstein Rain Forest
Rain Forest by Roy Lichtenstein is an original screenprint from the 27-print portfolio “Columbus: In Search of a New Tomorrow.” The portfolio was formulated by Artists United for Nature, Munich and Edition Domberger, and Filderstadt in order to raise awareness and funds for the preservation of tropical rainforests. Rain Forest features Lichtenstein’s characteristic style punctuated by vivid green images of foliage serving as the tree’s leaves.
In true Pop Art fashion, Rain Forest incorporates many commercial painting techniques including sponging, Ben-Day dots and repetitive use of straight lines. The sponging technique was used to depict the leaves of trees in many of Lichtenstein’s works including the original screenprint Titled.
During the early 1900s through the 1930s, commerical pochiors, or stencils, used a wide aray of printing techniques including sponging, daubing, spraying, and spattering. These techniques created dimension and added texture to prints. Born in 1923, Lichtenstein grew up during these decades and may have been influenced and inspired by these commercial works.
“Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.” -Roy Lichtenstein
Rain Forest by Roy Lichtenstein is a screenprint on 300-gram handmade Fabriano paper. Rain Forest is an edition of 100 and is hand signed in pencil. For more information about Roy Lichtenstein or Rainforest please contact the gallery. $19,000 framed.
Henri Matisse Jeune Fille aux Boucles Brunes
In 1916 Henri Matisse was sent to the town of Menton, France to recover from bronchitis and fell in love with the nearby city of Nice. He soon moved to Nice, France where he fiercely created hundreds of paintings. Many of these paintings made use of the white of the exposed canvas to suggest the bright light of southern France. Matisse's work spanning from 1917 to 1930 became known as the "Nice period." During this time this lithograph, Jeune Fille aux Boucles Brunes, was created.
This period has often been written off as a period during which he had no other ambition than to paint pretty pictures for pretty women. It can also be seen as a time of concentration and uninterrupted hard work. Matisse once declared that he wanted his art to be one "of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.”
Matisse’s paintings from this period remain distinct from that of his contemporaries. Instead of painting nature like the Impressionists, Matisse devoted his attention to interiors. This theme is present in Jeune Fille aux Boucles Brunes where the young woman is surrounded by flowers and plants that more resemble a lavishly decorated wall than plants occurring in nature.
Jeune Fille aux Boucles Brunes by Henri Matisse is an original lithograph and is hand signed. The Edition of the art work is an edition of 46/100 and is referenced by Duthuit 448. For more information about Jeune Fille aux Boucles Brunes or Henri Matisse please contact the gallery. SOLD.
Andy Warhol General Custer
General Custer by Andy Warhol is from the Cowboys and Indians portfolio. The Cowboys and Indians portfolio pays homage to America’s popular version of Western history. Warhol depicts American heroes of the West; General Custer, Teddy Roosevelt and Geronimo, and Western entertainers; Annie Oakley and John Wayne. His depictions of the Indian Head Nickel, Plains Indian Shield, Mother and Child, Kachina Dolls, and Northwest Coast Mask are examples of romanticized, stereotyped and exploited images of American Indians.
In a modern context, George Armstrong Custer has been described as a media personality. He paid attention to his image and wore a buckskins outfit along with his familiar red tie in his campaigns against the Native Americans. He invited journalists to accompany him on his campaigns so that they could report on his heroic actions. His wife helped publish many books that were slanted in his favor and did much to enhance his reputation. This led to a commissioned painting of “Custer’s Last Stand,” being hung up in Saloons across the United States as part of an advertising campaign.
In General Custer, Andy Warhol makes the connections between old media, new media, myth and celebrity. For this reason, the Cowboys and Indians portfolio is frequently showed in galleries along with works from the Myths portfolio.
General Custer is an original screenprint on Lenox Museum Board and is hand signed in pencil. For more information about General Custer or Andy Warhol please contact the gallery. CALL FOR VALUE.