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 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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  • Pablo Picasso Sculpteur et son Modèle devant une Fenêtre

    In this original etching, Sculpteur et son Modèle devant une Fenêtre, Picasso's mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter, is portrayed in the sculptors studio. She is posing for a bearded sculptor and is rendered in the neoclassical style used throughout the Vollard suite. The dense mark making used to depict Marie-Thérèse Walter creates more depth with a darker tone. The scupltor is depicted with simple lines. This dichotomy places the focus on the model as the center of the work and the sculptor as the attentive observer. 

    Pablo Picasso worked extensively on the set in the spring of 1933 and completed the suite in 1937. Richard Dorment muses that as Picasso took such a long time to create the suite, "the imagery and the emotional register of the prints constantly shifts to reflect Picasso's erotic and artistic obsessions, marital vicissitudes, and the darkening political situation in Europe. A minotaur appears, joining in scenes of bacchic excess, but the minotaur is transformed from a gentle lover into a devourer of women, reflecting Picasso's turbulent relationships with Marie-Thérèse and his wife Olga. In a third transformation, the minotaur becomes pathetic, blind and impotent, he wanders by night, led by a little girl with the features of Marie-Thérèse.”

    Sculpteur et son Modèle devant une Fenêtre is an original etching on Montreal laid paper and is referenced in Bloch 168. Sculpteur et son Modèle devant une Fenêtre is hand signed in pencil and is an edition of 260. For more information about  Pablo Picasso or Sculpteur et son Modèle devant une Fenêtre please contact the gallery. Call for value.

  • Andy Warhol Mao

    Mao is one of a series of silkscreened portraits of the Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong by Andy Warhol. Bruno Bischofberger, Warhol’s dealer, suggested that Warhol create portraits of the most important figure in the 20th century. Bruno suggested Albert Einstein, who Warhol did make a portrait of later in 1980 for the Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century portfolio. 

    China’s communist leader might have seemed an odd choice for an artist known for his focus on the objects of everyday American life like Campbell’s soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles, but painting Mao encapsulated everything that made Warhol tick: fame, an image inherently pop due to its incessant mass reproduction by the Communist Party, and the possibility of subverting a communist icon into a commercial, consumeristic one.

    Warhol said “I have been reading so much about China. They’re so nutty. They don’t believe in creativity. The only picture they ever have is of Mao Zedong. It’s great. It looks like a silkscreen." This image mirrors representations that were displayed throughout China during and after the Cultural Revolution (1966–76). His red rouge and yellow eyes resemble graffiti. These details can be interpreted as commentary on the resemblance of Communist propaganda to capitalist advertising media.

    Mao is an original screenprint on Beckett High White paper and is referenced in Feldman II.97. Mao is hand signed in ballpoint pen on verso and is an edition of 195/250. For more information about Andy Warhol or Mao please contact the gallery. SOLD

  • Pablo Picasso Seigneur Et Fille

    When Looking at  Seigneur Et Fille (Lord and Girl), I began to wonder about Pablo Picasso’s personal relationship to this pair and the European aristocracy. Picasso’s parents were a fairly successful artist and an arts professor, and he grew up middle class. As a young man, he was rejected by the family of his first love because his social background was not sufficiently distinguished. Picasso said himself that this is the reason he pursued his first wife, Olga Koklova, a ballerina and Russian noble.

    There was also the larger cultural “phenomenon” of the aristocratic patronage of the avant-garde. Picasso once said “Art is near chaste. Art is dangerous.” While there was lots of pressure during this time; political, economic and otherwise, he found a way to stay true to his various artistic visions. 

    Seigneur Et Fille is a beautiful, dignified, yet erotic depiction of an aristocrat. Picasso's art can be described in one word: power. Here we see the confident, powerful mark-making responible for his dynamic figures. The decisive lines create a compelling image as the two figures gaze toward each other.

    Seigneur Et Fille is an original lithograph on arches wove paper and is referenced in Bloch 870 and Mourlot 318. Seigneur Et Fille is signed in pencil and is an edition of 22/50. For more information about Pablo Picasso or Seigneur Et Fille please contact the gallery. SOLD

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled (Head)

    At the age of 7,  Jean-Michel Basquiat was hit by a car while playing in the street. Recovering from his severe injuries in hospital, his mother gave him a copy of Gray’s Anatomy, the famous medical textbook. From the pages of this classic, Basquiat would forever be fascinated by the complex internal construction of the human body, in contrast to its more mundane outward appearance. In Untitled (Head), the artists fascination with the juxtaposition of the interior against the exterior is clear.

    Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a "springboard to deeper truths about the individual." Many of his figures allude to inner turmoil being released and shown outwardly to the world. He said “I don’t think about art when I’m working. I think about life."

    Basquiat first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO©, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk, and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s, he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries and museums internationally. In his short and largely troubled life, Jean-Michel Basquiat nonetheless came to play an important and historic role in the rise of Punk Art and Neo-Expressionism in the New York art scene.

    Untitled (Head) is an original Screen print on paper from an edition of 85. Untitled (Head) is signed and dated by the executor of the estate to the verso ‘Gerard Basquiat 11-19-01”. For more information about Jean-Michel Basquiat or Untitled (Head) please contact the gallery. SOLD.