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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  • Marc Chagall La FenĂȘtre Entrouverte, The Half-Open Window

    There are many meanings a window can have within a work of art. We see windows as status symbols, as spiritual metaphors, as mirrors reflecting people and their emotions, as barriers, and as liberating views to wider worlds.  Light or dark, open or closed — the window opening as an architectural element in the paintings of artists serves not only as the background or accent of the composition, but also can be a metaphor for hope, change, and step into the unknown. 

    Many people have interpreted Marc Chagall’s repeated use of windows in his artworks as his love of freedom. In  La Fenêtre Entrouverte (The Half-Open Window), a couple embraces and is hidden behind a plant. The half open window conveys the way we relate to the world when we are in love. We feel so connected with the other person, that the rest of the world disappears. At the same time, we are connected to freedom and all the exciting possibilities of love. 

    Marc Chagall, however, refused literal interpretations of his paintings, and it is perhaps best to think of them as lyrical evocations. Marc Chagall once said “The freer the soul, the more abstract the painting becomes.”

    La Fenêtre Entrouverte The Half-Open Window (1975) by Marc Chagall is an original lithograph on Japon paper. The Half-Open Window is signed in pencil by Marc Chagall and is an edition of 43/50. For more information about Marc Chagall (after) or La Fenêtre Entrouverte, The Half-Open Window, please contact the gallery. $9,995 framed

  • KAWS Ups and Downs 1

    KAWS has become one of the most popular living artists in the world. That also makes him one of the most contentious. KAWS’s caricatured style, bold use of color, and fluidity between mainstream art, street art, and fashion is something that most museums don’t look for in artists. Only in the last few years has his renown translated into institutional recognition. 

     “As far as my opinion on galleries, I think they are a great thing. I see them as another outlet. I'm sure by now you've figured out that I do my work for everybody to see. That's the whole point.” KAWS said.

    NGV contemporary art curator Simon Maidment said “The figures are often talked about as cartoon or fun or whatever … but I think he’s responding very clearly to the rise of loneliness in our society.”

    With all his new success, he remains humble—creating art purely for the love of art. The portfolio Ups and Downs by KAWS dissects his classic characters and creates bold new compositions. “I’ve always just really liked color. You bring in these muted ones and it’s really what gets the others to pop,” he said. 

    The Ups and Downs portfolio by KAWS, was created in 2013 and are original screenprints on Saunders Waterford 410gsm High White Paper. Ups and Downs 1 is an edition of 100 and is signed and numbered. For more information about KAWS, or if you would like to purchase Ups and Downs 1 or the whole portfolio, please contact the gallery. Call For Value.

  • Marc Chagall (after) The Magic Flute

    As an opera where a colossal snake and enchanted instrument play a pivotal role, perhaps it’s no surprise Mozart’s The Magic Flute inspired some fantastic set and costume designs since its debut in 1791. In 1967, the costumes and sets were reimagined by Marc Chagall, the then 79-year-old Belorussian artist.  

    Marc Chagall embraced his designs as he drew parallels between the Bible and Mozart’s opera. To Chagall, they both shared the fundamental principles of goodness and truth; “For me there is nothing on earth that approaches those two perfections, The Magic Flute and the Bible,” he said.

    The original lithograph The Magic Flute by Marc Chagall (after) illustrates the first act of the opera. Tamino, a handsome prince lost in a distant land, is pursued by a serpent and asks the gods to save him. He faints, and three ladies, attendants of the Queen of the Night, appear and kill the serpent. The ladies tell Tamino that the princess Pamina has been captured by Sarastro, whom they describe as a powerful, evil demon. Tamino vows to rescue Pamina. The ladies give Tamino a magic flute which has the power to change sorrow into joy. 

    Considered by Marc Chagall the greatest of all operas, “so spiritual, so religious,” he advertised the performance by a poster which is known as The Magic Flute. Following the imagery and design of this poster, Chagall created a rare hand signed lithographic edition which is one of his most famous and iconic works today.

    The Magic Flute (1967) by Marc Chagall (after) is an original lithograph by Charles Sorlier printed on Arches wove paper. The Magic Flute is referenced in CS 38 and is signed in pencil by Marc Chagall. The Magic Flute is an edition of 101/200. For more information about Marc Chagall (after) or The Magic Flute, please contact the gallery. SOLD

  • Alexander Calder Les Oignons

    It was on the ship back from Paris that  Alexander Calder met Louisa James. By 1931 Calder had married her and dedicated his life to abstract art. Biographer Jed Perl declares “These were the two most important decisions he ever made. He might flirt with an attractive woman, but nobody ever said he was unfaithful. And he might draw or sculpt figures and animals...but his commitment to abstraction remained fundamental.”

    Soon afterward the couple began looking for a house outside New York where they could indulge the passions that would fuel the rest of Alexander Calder’s career—passions for each other, art, and, not least, wild parties. They purchased an old farmhouse in Roxbury, painted the main house flat black, and converted the old ice house into a studio where Calder created his art.

    Domestic life began to influence Alexander Calder’s works. He created images of leaves, horses, crafted his own forks and studied the onion vegetable with great imagination and wonder. The original lithograph Les Oignons abstractly explores this common produce with playful swirls of colors and bold black lines. The effect is almost other-worldly, alien and transdimensional.

    Yet, he always remained grounded in his rural farmhouse. His friends reminisced that when students would flock around him and ask elaborate, pompous, academic questions like, “Mr. Calder, given that the work is asymmetrical and organic, how do you know when it is finished?” Alexander Calder’s answer was always something like, 'When it's time for dinner."'

    Les Oignons (1965) by Alexander Calder is an original lithograph. Les Oignons is an edition of 10 out of 100, and is hand signed and numbered in pencil. For more information about Alexander Calder, or if you would like to purchase Les Oignons, please contact the gallery. SOLD