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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  • Joan Miro (after) Le passage du l'oiseau divin (The Passage of the Divine Bird), Plate XXII

    Hailed as one of Joan Miró’s greatest achievements— if not the greatest,  Le passage du l'oiseau divin (The Passage of the Divine Bird), Plate XXII and the entire Constellations portfolio reveal Miró’s signature spatial execution and exploration of the cosmic universe. For inspiration and escape from the war, Joan Miró studied astral maps which were like representations of cosmic space. “I felt a deep desire to flee. I shut myself deliberately. The night, music and the stars began to play a role in my painting,” Said Miró.

    In 1945 the Constellations were smuggled out of Europe by diplomatic pouch for an exhibition in New York. The series was hailed as the first artistic message to arrive from Europe since the fall of France. Miró wrote that the show “should not be considered as a simple artistic event, but an act of human import,” because these paintings were “realized during this terrible time when the fascists wanted to deny all spiritual values and to destroy all that man holds precious and worthy in life.”

    John Punyet, grandson of the artist, said “The Constellations are a sublime break. They are the way to the power. Towards the universe. They are a door to escape from a circumstantial war, from a genocide, from the brutality of nonsense. The Constellations are like saying: my only salvation in this world tragedy is the spirit, the soul that leads me to heaven. That brings me to the sublime. It is as if Miró was a nocturnal bird able to escape from the earth, leaving the sky, traveling across the sky, the stars, to the constellations, to capture them all with one hand, and draw back to earth them on a sheet of paper.”

    Le passage du l'oiseau divin (The Passage of the Divine Bird), Plate XXII is from the portfolio Constellations: A Suite of Twenty-Two Pochoirs. This original pochoir and is referenced in Cramer No. 58. Le passage du l'oiseau divin (The Passage of the Divine Bird), Plate XXII is signed and numbered on the justification page and is an edition of 104/350. For more information about Joan Miró (after) or Le passage du l'oiseau divin (The Passage of the Divine Bird), Plate XXII please contact the gallery. $4,500.

  • Alexander Calder Vertical Flags

    Alexander Calder devoted his career to expressing movement’s beauty. The lithograph  Vertical Flags demonstrates his ideas about movement and the relationships of objects within what he called the system of the universe. “If you can imagine a thing, conjure it up in space—then you can make it, and tout de suite you’re a realist. The universe is real but you can’t see it. You have to imagine it. Once you imagine it, you can be realistic about reproducing it.”

    Easygoing and practical-minded, Calder was one of the few American visual artists who established himself in 1920s Paris, an era legendary for its aesthetic ferment that produced modern artists as exemplified by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. A visit in late 1930 to the studio of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter known for his geometric abstraction, gave Calder the “shock”—to use the description recorded in his 1966 autobiography—that sent him toward abstract art.

    The forms he primarily used in his abstract paintings were circles, spheres and discs. Calder said that these universal shapes “represent more than what they just are.” A unique language of shapes resembling triangles, anvils and boomerangs developed and became a part of his most iconic artworks. He referred to those shapes as spheres, or just “spheres of a different shape.” He rounded them and gave them a sense of dynamism, as if in transition. 

    Vertical Flags by Alexander Calder is an original lithograph. Vertical Flags is edition E/A outside the numbered edition of 100 and is hand signed in pencil. For more information about Alexander Calder, or if you would like to purchase Vertical Flags, please contact the gallery. $3,495 framed.

  • Andy Warhol Watercolor Paint Kit with Brushes

    Watercolor Paint Kit with Brushes, by Andy Warhol, illustrates a bright rainbow colored watercolor kit with it's paintbrushes. The subject matter is a little tongue-in-cheek for Warhol. After all, one of his most famous quotes is “Paintings are too hard. The things I want to show are mechanical. Machines have less problems. I'd like to be a machine, wouldn't you?”

    Andy Warhol’s method for painting throughout his life slowly continued to eliminate the handmade from the artistic process. Warhol frequently used silk-screening; his later drawings were traced from slide projections. Critics have come to view Warhol's commerciality and mechanical approach to art as "the most brilliant mirror of our times," contending that "Warhol had captured something irresistible about the zeitgeist of American culture in the 1970s and 1980s.” Warhol summed up this phenomena as “Once you ‘got’ Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again, and once you got Pop you could never see America the same way again.”

    Even though Warhol claimed he was plastic, he created many works such as U.N Stamp and the Endangered Species portfolio as commissions for charities. This original lithograph, Watercolor Paint Kit with Brushes, was commissioned and published as a part of a fundraiser for the New York Association for the Blind.

    Watercolor Paint Kit with Brushes is an original offset lithograph on Carnival Felt Cover weight paper and is referenced in Feldman II.288. Watercolor Paint Kit with Brushes is hand signed and is an edition of 489/500. For more information about Andy Warhol or Watercolor Paint Kit with Brushes please contact the gallery. SOLD.

  • George Rodrigue Looking at Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses

    George Rodrigue spent most of his life painting French impressionistic landscapes and subjects in his home state of Louisiana. He always painted late into the night with his little dog, Tiffany, by his side. “She was a mean little dog, always eating the furniture and chasing the neighbors. But we got along great.” Rodrigue said. Rodrigue took hundreds of pictures of Tiffany as she sat by his easel as he painted.He first used her image to represent the loup-garou, a cajun legend similar to werewolf legends. The loup-garou is a werewolf-type dog that lurks in cemeteries and sugar cane fields, haunting naughty children in the night. 

    The image of the blue dog continued to expand beyond that original meaning and now can represent anything the viewer is prepared to see. "The yellow eyes are really the soul of the dog. He has this piercing stare. People say the dog keeps talking to them with the eyes, always saying something different. People who have seen a Blue Dog painting always remember it. They are really about life, about mankind searching for answers. The dog never changes position. He just stares at you. And you’re looking at him, looking for some answers, ‘Why are we here?,’ and he’s just looking back at you, wondering the same. The dog doesn’t know. You can see this longing in his eyes, this longing for love, answers."

    Looking at Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses by George Rodrigue was created in 1993 and is an original silkscreen. Looking at Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses is an edition of 59/100 and is hand signed. For more information about George Rodrigue, or if you would like to purchase Looking at Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses, please contact the gallery. SOLD.