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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  • 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. $3,995 unframed

  • Roy Lichtenstein Modern Art Poster

    While working on Brushstrokes in the Summer of 1966,  Roy Lichtenstein designed a poster for New York City's Lincoln Center, taking as his subject the architecture and design of the 1920s–30s. This initiated a series that parodied the style of Art Deco, which Lichtenstein ironically described as "Cubism for the home." 

    In Modern Art Poster, Roy Lichtenstein humorously stylized an already-stylized style. Using his characteristic Ben-Day dots and geometric shapes and lines, he rendered incongruous, challenging images out of familiar architectural structures, patterns borrowed from Art Deco. Roy Lichtenstein isolated and re-created decorative motifs of the era such as brass ornamentation and geometric wallpaper, which could typically be found in the stepped-back skyscrapers, theater marquees, and plush interiors of venues like Radio City Music Hall.

    Modern Art Poster features iconic items of classic art like a Greek pedestal, artist palette, and a bust sculpture. While attempting to summon the style of the period, Lichtenstein's foremost aims were, as always, form and composition. Modern Art Poster strikes an extraordinary balance between verticals and diagonals, curves and straight edges, dynamic and static forms.

    “The importance of art is in the process of doing it, in the learning experience where the artist interacts with whatever is being made.” -Roy Lichtenstein

    Modern Art Poster (1967) by Roy Lichtenstein is an original screenprint in colors on smooth wove paper with full margins. Modern Art Poster is referenced in Corlett 11.8 and hand signed in pencil. Modern Art Poster is an edition 272 of 300. For more information on Modern Art Poster or Roy Lichtenstein please contact the gallery. SOLD

  • Tom Wesselmann Foot and Face

    Reluctant to play the expected games, Tom Wesselmann was an outlier in the pop art of world of 1960s New York. He exhibited at the highly prestigious Sidney Janis Gallery, but made little effort to be seen at the glamorous art-world events. He hated traveling or breaking his routine and, because of his fear of flying, almost never attended the openings of his own exhibitions outside New York. 

    Tom Wesselmann's home life also differed from the socialite, party world of other pop artists like Andy Warhol. Tom Wassermann was a devoted and even old-fashioned family man, continuing to refer to his wife Claire as a muse even when painting from other models. He was spoken of as unfailingly courteous, easy-going, and totally lacking in the malice or career envy.

    This did not mean that Tom Wesselmann was not intensely devoted to his art. His lack of tabloid attention allowed him to continue to create artwork that was genuine and uninfluenced by critic’s opinions. It was precisely his strong sense of being rooted in ordinary life that brought such authority, authenticity and sense of generosity to his art.

    Described by some as a workaholic, Wesselmann once said “Painting, sex, and humor are the most important things in my life.” The beaches and seascapes of Massachusetts began appearing in his works because he “had recently discovered vacations.” The original Pochoir’s  Foot and Face grew out of a two-week Cape Cod vacation that “turned [my] attention to the ocean and the sea.”

    Face and Foot by Tom Wesselmann are original Pochoir, Pencil and Thinned Liquitex on Arches Handed-Embossed paper. Face and Foot are signed in pencil and are an edition of 20. For more information about Tom Wesselmann, Face and Foot, please contact the gallery. SOLD 

  • Joan Miro Untitled

     Joan Miro was a world-renowned painter and artist ahead of his time. However, after World War II Joan Miro refused to cooperate with all attempts by the totalitarian Spanish government to mount Miró exhibitions in his native Spain. When the Dictator died in 1975, Spain could embrace Joan Miró again. As Spain transformed itself from a dictatorship to a democracy, the country began to reinterpret its culture and cultural heroes. 

    Occasionally Joan Miro is referred to as a “fringe surrealist,” but this misunderstands both surrealism and Miró’s work. He was in fact a full-fledged surrealist, participating in their first group exhibition and applying surrealist techniques to his paintings. The only thing that made his work “fringe” was that it didn’t look like any of the other surrealists’ paintings. Infused with color, symbols, and energy, Miró developed a distinctive style that was bold, vibrant, and unique, exerting an influence on everyone from Pablo Picasso himself to, later, Helen Frankenthaler. 

    In 1978, the new Spanish government organized a retrospective for his 85th birthday. When he showed up, hundreds of young people surrounded and applauded him. "That was a pleasure," he said, "an intense pleasure, a reward." Soon Spaniards could sense Joan Miro everywhere, painting his murals, erecting monumental sculptures, publishing posters and prints. All segments of Spanish society celebrated him. By the time he died in 1983, at the age of 90, he had become the grand painter of the new Spanish democracy.

    Untitled by Joan Miro is an original lithograph on Arches Vellum created in 1969. Untitled is signed and numbered in pencil and is an edition of 79 of 100. For more information about Joan Miró or Untitled, please contact the gallery. $5,995 unframed