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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Roy Lichtenstein Shipboard Girl
Shipboard Girl was created in 1965, with Lichtenstein's famous and celebrated Ben-Day dots. During this time his subject matter consisted of images from “low art” such as Mickey Mouse and comic books. Shipboard Girl is an example of some of his favorite subject matters; comic book women with the iconic blonde hair and red lips. By this time, he had mastered this style and was on the verge of his mature period. This is seen in this piece by the masterful combination of symbolism. The woman in this piece may be basking in the sun, may be basking in romance or waiting for someone to use the buoy to save her from the turbulent seas of love.
Critics accused Roy Lichtenstein of simply copying. To this Lichtenstein said "The closer my work is to the original, the more threatening and critical the content. However, my work is entirely transformed in that my purpose and perception are entirely different. I think my paintings are critically transformed, but it would be difficult to prove it by any rational line of argument.”
This way of approaching art was radical at the time because abstract expressionism, which emphasized the expression of inner turmoil and emotion, had dominated the art world for the previous two decades. In this new decade, art was moving outward toward commentary on new forms of media, technology and pop culture. Pop art continues to influence the 21st century with artists such as Damien Hirst, Banksy and Takashi Murakami.
Shipboard Girl by Roy Lichtenstein is an original offset lithograph. Shipboard Girl is referenced in Corlett II.6 and is hand signed. For more information about Shipboard Girl or Roy Lichtenstien please contact the gallery for the value of this original signed lithograph. Call for Value.
Roy Lichtenstein Bull I
Bull I is part of a series of six prints that progressively simplifies and abstracts a Holstein cow. Roy Lichtenstein directly quotes Pablo Picasso’s lithographic series The Bull in which bovines are incrementally rendered abstract. The theory motivating art in the 20th century was that truth would be found in abstracting an image down to its simplest form. Lichtenstein parodies this idea by calling into question the presumed distinction between “realistic” and “abstract” depictions.
This print is in the tradition of René Magritte’s piece The Treachery of Images, that poses that all visual representations are abstractions. “The series pretends to be didactic; I’m giving you abstraction lessons. But nothing is more abstract than anything else to me. The first one is abstract; they're all abstract.” Lichtenstein said.
Bull I is the beginning of the progressive series, so it is the most traditionally representative of an image of a Bull. It is created with crosshatch strokes that gives it depth reminicent of classic forms of printmaking. The most “abstract” of this series uses nothing but a few lines to create the image of a bull.
Bull I by Roy Lichtenstein is a Linocut on Arjomari paper. This piece is from the Bull profile portfolio and is referenced in Corlett 116. Bull I is hand signed in pencil. For more information on Bull I or Roy Lichtenstein please contact the gallery. Call for Value.
Andy Warhol Marilyn
Soon after her tragic death in 1962, Andy Warhol made a series of paintings paying tribute to Marilyn Monroe, the film star and sex symbol who had captured America’s imagination in films like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire. Warhol based this portrait on a publicity still from the 1953 film Niagara.
The prints of Marilyn Monroe are some of the most iconic images Andy Warhol ever made. Much debate still surrounds the iconic screenprinted images. Some view his Death and Disaster series, and his Marilyn pictures, as frank expressions of his sorrow at public events. Others view them as some of the first expressions of 'compassion fatigue' - the way the public loses the ability to sympathize with events from which they feel removed.
This mystery fuels the continued intense interest with both Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol as celebrities.
“My first experiments with screens were heads of Troy Donahue and Warren Beatty, and then when Marilyn Monroe happened to die that month, I got the idea to make screens of her beautiful face.” Andy Warhol, Popism, 1980.
Marilyn (1967) is an original screenprint on paper from the portfolio Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn). The edition is 128/250 and is referenced in Feldman 68, II.30. Marilyn is hand signed by Warhol in pencil. For more information about Marilyn or Andy Warhol please contact the gallery. SOLD.
Andy Warhol Black Rhinoceros
Andy Warhol referred to this portfolio as “Animals in Makeup." He was said to have enjoyed this project because he had "a fascination with animals.” In Black Rhinoceros, the vibrant deep blues are accented by bright pops of red and orange to create the powerful image you expect from any Andy Warhol. This bold color palette is similar to that of his screenprint, Kiku or exists in wonderful contrast to Marilyn.
In 1983, philanthropists and gallery owners Ronald and Frayda Feldman had several discussions with Andy Warhol about the increasing environmental issues facing our globe. Following these conversations, they commissioned Warhol to produce a series of prints featuring animals on the endangered species list. These prints were displayed at museums to raise awareness and sold at fundraising events.
Black Rhinoceros is a screenprint on Lenox Museum Board. This piece is referenced in Feldman II.301 and is hand signed in pencil. For more information about Black Rhinoceros or Andy Warhol please contact the gallery. Call for Value.