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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  • Robert Indiana The German Love

    “Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees.” --  Robert Indiana 

    Love is a subject of great spiritual significance for Robert Indiana. The word permeates his art and first appeared in his 1964 piece “Love Is God,” which was inspired by an inscription in the Christian Science churches he attended in his youth. 

    Love was born from experiments with a composition of stacked letters in a series of 1964 rubbings. Indiana turned this inventive design, a formal departure from his previous works, into different hard-edged color variations. This original serigraph "German Love" features the colors of the German flag.

    In German Love, the letter “O” is tilted as if it were being swept off its feet. Love can be read as a simple statement about relationships, or can have a more layered interpretation. The canted “O” creates a sense of instability in the work that adds complexity to its meaning. The image’s popularity emphasizes its great resonance with large and diverse audiences, and has become an icon of modern art. The universality of the subject, to which Indiana continues to return, is further evidenced by his translation of LOVE into AHAVA (Hebrew) and AMOR (Spanish). 

    German Love (1968) by Robert Indiana is an original serigraph in colors on wove paper. German Love is hand signed in pencil and an edition of 73 out of 100. For more information about Robert Indiana or German Love, please contact the gallery. Call the Value.

  • John Baldessari Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person)

    For five decades, John Baldessari has been challenging audiences to reconsider the nature of art with wit, humour and a captivating visual sense. His work amuses, unsettles, questions, and makes you look twice and think thrice; laugh out loud; and in general gain a sharpened awareness of the overlapping processes of art-making and art viewing. “I go back and forth between wanting to be abundantly simple and maddeningly complex,” he said. 

    John Baldessari expertly contrasts unrelated photographs to suggest a mysterious or ominous undercurrent. Baldessari has often said that he wants his work to make people stop and look, rather than just take it in passively. “Look at the subject as if you have never seen it before. Examine it from every side. Draw its outline with your eyes or in the air with your hands, and saturate yourself with it.” Baldessari said.

    John Baldessari’s art is saved from its own rigors by his love of color, born of his beginnings as a painter, and his passion for film. The original screenprint and lithograph Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person) is an example of his masterful use of color creating a dyamic set of images. Baldessari has overpainted appropriated images with brightly colored areas of acrylic, isolating elements of imagery to complicate the relationship of parts to the whole. Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person) contains Baldessari’s iconic compelling and puzzling composition and design. 

    The celebrated artist is a recipient of the Americans for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement awarded by the Venice Biennale. 

    Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person) (1994) by John Baldessari is from the portfolio A French Horn Player, A Square Blue Moon and Other Subjects. Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person) is an original lithograph and screenprint and an edition of 13 out of 43. For more information about John Baldessari, or the the original lithograph and screenprint Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person), please contact the gallery. Call For Value

  • Roy Lichtenstein American Indian Theme II

    In 1950  Roy Lichtenstein began a series of jokey takes on heroic myths and legends, involving medieval knights, dragons, and the wooing of damsels, working in the modes of Constructivism and Synthetic Cubism. From there, he developed an interest in the persona of what he called the American knight -- the pioneers of the early American West, as well as the Indians they displaced.

    The second phase of Lichtenstein's Indian-inspired work occurred from 1979 to 1981, long after he had established his familiar Pop style. As in the 1950s works, Lichtenstein was interested in "the cliche of the Indian" and contrasting "the European's view of the Indian against the Indian's view of himself."

    The artworks were stimulated by his experiences in Southampton during the late 1970s when he and his wife resided near a Shinnecock Indian reservation. Combining loose references to indigenous artifacts with a visual style inspired by contemporary printed material, these works bring together two otherwise disparate facets of American culture.

     “They’re just a mixture of every kind of Indian design from Northwest Indians to Plains Indians to Pueblo. They are no particular tribe of Indians.  It’s just everything that people vaguely associated with Indians…Anything that I could think of that was ‘Indian’ got into them.” Roy Lichtenstein said. 

    American Indian Theme II (1980) by Roy Lichtenstein is an original Woodcut on handmade Suzuki paper. American Indian Theme II is referenced in Corlett 161 and hand signed in pencil. American Indian Theme II is an edition AP 9. For more information on American Indian Theme II or Roy Lichtenstein please contact the gallery. $18,995 framed

  • 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. SOLD