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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  • Salvador Dali Imaginations and Objects of the Future Melting Space-Time

    Melting Space-Time from the Imaginations and Objects of the Future portfolio features Salvador Dali’s most iconic image of the melting clock. It was often thought that the clocks had drawn inspiration from Einstein’s theory of relativity, discussing fluidity of space and time. Others suggested the melting structure of the clocks convey time’s irrelevance in the dream world, as such sequences are remembered typically only as memories. Enlightening as the theoretical applications may appear to the surrealist masterpiece, the artist attributed his creation of the melting clocks to a stroke of inspiration achieved while staring into a thick section of runny, melting Camembert cheese. Some say this answer was just the artist being comical, however there may be some seriousness to it.

    This discrepancy between theory and explanation is characteristic of Dali’s public persona. He loved creating sensation, comedy, and not to mention controversy. Dalí’s antics, however, often obscured the genius.

    Salvador Dali was enthralled with the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud and the then-current ideas of the French Surrealists—artists such as Jean Arp, René Magritte and Max Ernst. Dalí was well acquainted with Freud’s ideas about sexual repression taking the form of dreams and delusions, and he was fascinated with the Surrealists’ attempts to capture these dreams in paint.

    In addition to Freudian imagery—staircases, keys, dripping candles and clocks—he also used a host of his own symbols, which had special, usually sexual, significance to him alone: the grasshoppers that once tormented him, ants and crutches. When Dalí finally met Freud in London in 1938 and started to sketch him, the 82-year-old psychoanalyst whispered to others in the room, “That boy looks like a fanatic.” The remark, repeated to Dalí, delighted him.

    This original lithograph on Arches paper, Melting Space-Time (1975) is signed in pencil and referenced in Field 75-11G. Melting Space-Time is the edition 46/250. For more information about Salvador Dali, or the Imaginations and Objects of the Future portfolio please contact the gallery. $29,995 complete profolio.

  • Georges Braque Août

    Western painting was changed forever when Georges Braque was introduced to Pablo Picasso in 1907. Braque once said working together for over 6 years was like "being roped together on a mountain." Their inquiry of how to convey a three-dimensional object in a two-dimensional image, and the differences between reality and representation, led to the birth of Cubism. Henri Matisse gave their Cubist movement its name after seeing one of Braque's paintings and sniping, "What are these little cubes?” 

    Wounded in the head and temporarily blinded during World War I, Braque retreated into himself. From then on his interest was in deepening and expanding the discoveries of Cubism. In the 1930s, Braque used birds repeatedly to discus the way art changes the nature of things from real, functional objects into theories and representations. The symbolic birds remind the viewer that what they are seeing is not real, almost as a mantra is used in meditation.

    Braque’s birds became iconic; a symbol of peace, hope and even perseverance in the aftermath of World War II. Duncan Phillips, founder of the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, was so enamored with a 1956 Braque bird that he asked the artist permission to use it as the logo for his museum. The resulting sculpture, commissioned from Pierre Bourdelle, still soars on the façade of the building and graces the museum’s visitor tags.

    The original aquatint Août by Georges Braque is hand signed in pencil. Août is referenced in Vallier 135 and is an edition of 44 of 70. For more information about Août or Georges Braque please contact the gallery. $5,995 framed

  • Andy Warhol Jimmy Carter

    Andy Warhol captured the likeness of some of the most visionary and powerful political leaders of the 20th century. Images of Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, and Mao Zedong, among others were created in Warhol’s signature style. When Jimmy Carter was a presidential hopeful, the Democratic National Committee commissioned Warhol to create a limited edition portrait to help position him as contemporary and progressive. 

    Warhol was captivated by the blurring boundaries between political stomping grounds and star-studded circles. He once said “politicians and actors can change their personalities like chameleons.” As a result, Warhol infused a sense of celebrity into this original deluxe screenprint of Jimmy Carter, using jolting hues and exaggerated graphic elements while deliberately glamorizing facial features.

    Another interpretation on the visual impact of creating political figures in Warhol’s graphic style is that it likens them to commercial products like Campbell's Soup and Coca-Cola. Warhol connected his images of these leaders to America's fascination and consumption of all aspects of contemporary culture. His portraits are not just records of the individuals; they also position the leaders within the context of cultural taste and political values.

    Jimmy Carter (1976) is an original screenprint on Strathmore Bristol paper and is referenced in Feldman II.150. Jimmy Carter is an edition of 25 out of 50, which is the deluxe edition. Signed in pencil by Andy Warhol and in ink by Jimmy Carter. For more information about Andy Warhol or Jimmy Carter please contact the gallery. $11,995 unframed.

  • Henri Matisse Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D'Organdi

                                                                                                       The remarkable career of Henri Matisse, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, whose stylistic innovations (along with those of Pablo Picasso) fundamentally altered the course of modern art and affected the art of several generations of younger painters, spanned almost six and a half decades. 

    In the autumn of 1917, Matisse traveled to Nice in the south of France, and eventually settled there for the rest of his life. The years 1917–30 are known as his early Nice period, when his principal subject remained the female figure or an odalisque dressed in oriental costume or in various stages of undress, depicted as standing, seated, or reclining in a luxurious, exotic interior of Matisse’s own creation. 

    Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D’Organdi which translates to young woman in flowered dress with organdy collar, is an original lithograph on chine volant paper. He characteristically used crayon on transfer paper rather than directly on stone so that the lithographs achieved the clean, clear lines of his drawing together with depth and volume. In focusing on line without the distractions of color, Matisse discovered that “the likeness of a portrait comes from the contrast which exists between the face of the model and other faces, in a world from its own particular asymmetry. Each figure has its own rhythm and it is this rhythm which creates the likeness.”

    Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D’Organdi by Henri Matisse is hand signed in pencil and is an edition of 39/50.  Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D’Organdi is referenced in Duthuit 429. For more information about Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D’Organdi or Henri Matisse please contact the gallery. $7,995 framed