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  • Roy Lichtenstein Crying Girl

    In the early 1960s, Roy Lichtenstein produced several "fantasy drama" paintings of women in love affairs with domineering men causing women to be miserable. Those paintings led to Crying Girl in 1963 and other paintings of innocent "girls next door" in a variety of tenuous emotional states.

    Picasso's depictions of weeping women may have influenced Lichtenstein to produce portrayals of vulnerable teary-eyed women. “Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence.”

    When, in 1964, Françoise Gilot published Life with Picasso, a forthright memoir of her 10-year relationship, Roy Lichtenstein turned to his then girlfriend, Letty Eisenhauer, and said: “I worry about the day that you do a Gilot to my Picasso.” However, it wasn't until after his death and she was in her 70’s when she finally spoke about their brief relationship. She didn’t reveal him to be an egotistical painter as Lichtenstien had previous joked, rather she gave more insight into his secret inner world and painful personal life. "Take his series of crying girls. I think Roy was always very angry with Isabel. So occasionally, in his paintings, I think that he revealed something of himself."

    Crying Girl is an original offset lithograph and is referenced in Corlett II.1. Crying Girl is hand signed in pencil. For more information about Roy Lichtenstien or Crying Girl please contact the gallery. SOLD.

    • Keith Haring United Nations International Youth Year

      Recognizing that early exposure to artwork and unfettered creative expression can go a long way in opening up new modes of viewing the world,  Keith Haring was tireless in his work with children of all ages and backgrounds. Fittingly in the height of his career, the year 1985 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Youth Year. The main objective of the year was to stimulate public awareness of the needs and aspirations of young people and ensure their active participation in economic and social development and the construction of peace.

      Keith Haring was commissioned to create the original lithograph United Nations International Youth Year to accompany the United Nations’ stamp issue of 1985. Haring's youth-focused projects were numerous in his short career. They included huge collaboratons like painting a 90 foot banner of the Statue of Liberty with over 1,000 kids, and simple projects like passing out free coloring books at the first Children's Worlds Fair.

       “Whatever else I am,” he mused in a 1987 journal entry, "I’m sure I, at least, have been a good companion to a lot of children and maybe have touched their lives in a way that will be passed on through time, and taught them a kind of simple lesson of sharing and caring.” When he died, he chose to dedicate his foundation to raising AIDS awareness and supporting children’s programs.

      United Nations International Youth Year by Keith Haring is an original lithograph. United Nations International Youth Year is hand signed in pencil and is an edition of 1000. For more information about Keith Haring or Nations International Youth Year, please contact the gallery. SOLD.


      • Andy Warhol Details of Renaissance Paintings (Leonardo da Vinci, The Annunciation, 1472)

        Andy Warhol departed from his usual portraits of celebrities and initiated the Details of Renaissance Paintings series. Included in this series are Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”, Paolo Uccello’s “St. George and the Dragon”, Piero della Francesca’s St. Apollonia and Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Annunciation”.

        The Annunciation depicts the biblical scene in which the angel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she would miraculously conceive and give birth to the son of God, Jesus. Warhol’s adaptation is quite unique. In this original screenprint, we only see the hands of the angel and the Virgin. The figures disappear into the stage wings while the audience views the landscape full front. We see impressive mountains, vivid green trees, and a city with a port. By focusing on the qualities that can still be found in our world today, Warhol creates a modern connection to the Annunciation image. The focus on nature and society also suggests that the divine can be found in every aspect of the image, life and ourselves.

        Known mainly as the “Pope of Pop” and living a flamboyant life-style, Warhol was silent about his spirituality and religion. He attended Mass every Sunday at St. Vincent Ferrer church and made visits during the week but never went to communion or confession. The priest speculated about him and his many visits to the church saying “Warhol was bonding with a God and a Christ above and beyond the church.”

        Details of Renaissance Paintings (Leonardo da Vinci, The Annunciation, 1472) is an original screenprint on Arches Aquarelle (Cold pressed) paper and is referenced in Feldman II.322. The Annunciation is hand signed by Warhol in pencil and is an edition of 60. For more information about Andy Warhol or The Annunciation please contact the gallery. SOLD.

        • Charles Sorlier after Marc Chagall Saint Jean Cap-Ferrat

          Saint Jean Cap Ferrat by Marc Chagall (after) is a hauntingly romantic original lithograph featuring two lovers in the landscape of the Mediterranean sea. Chagall moved to the south of France when he returned to Europe after the second World War. Although his first wife, Bella Rosenfeld, died in 1944, she remained a prominent figure in his art for the rest of his life.

          Their intense love for one another permeated his romantic paintings. Each has described their "love at first sight" reaction to the other in their writings. In her memoirs, Bella wrote of their first meeting: "I was surprised at his eyes, they were so blue as the sky ... I'm lowering my eyes. Nobody is saying anything. We both feel our hearts beating.” In My Life, Chagall's autobiography, he also described their first meeting: "Her silence is mine, her eyes mine. It is as if she knows everything about my childhood, my present, my future, as if she can see right through me.”

          Before her death, Chagall often depicted her as floating and elongated. After her death, as seen in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, the woman is portrayed with more earthly elements like bowls of fruit and bouquets of flowers. In life, her love represented spiritual and other worldly transcendence. After her death, his longing shifted to envisioning her presence in the physical world.

          Marc Chagall is one of the most romantic and mystical artists of the 20th century. He is credited with bringing metaphor to modern Western art and being the father of Surrealism. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat by Charles Sorlier after Marc Chagall, is an original lithograph. This work is a creative collboration between Charles Sorlier and Marc Chagall. Sorlier worked under the direct supervision of Chagall. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is hand signed in pencil by Chagall and is referenced in CS 4. For more information about Marc Chagall, or if you would like to purchase Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, please contact the gallery. SOLD.

          • Keith Haring Pop Shop V Portfolio

            After Keith Haring's death in 1990, Robert Farris Thompson wrote a beautiful dedication to him in which he explained the evolution of his use of dolphins and angels: “One of Keith’s ideographs somehow captures his art and his aspiration. I refer to the fish-tailed image of Yemanjá, the Yoruba-Brazilian mermaid goddess of the seas. Keith developed this striking image in the subways in 1982: ‘What happened, really, was that the drawing grew out of an evolution of other images, of the dolphins, of the angels, and sort of combined and turned into this sort of dolphin-mermaid-angel. Then, being in Brazil made that image mean [Yemanjá] by doing it there.’ Haring spent the winters of the middle ’80s with his friend Kenny Scharf at the latter’s house near IIheus, in Bahia, south of Salvador. The two of them painted the outside of Scharf’s house, which attracted the attention of their black and white neighbors, many of whom were fishermen. ‘They’d ask us to do something in their houses or on their boats, and we would,’ Haring recalled. Since hundreds of black and white fishermen in Brazil worship Yemanjá for the fish she brings, and for the protection she offers when they are caught in their barques in a storm, their excited naming of this angelic mermaid “Yemanjá!” was a very natural sequence.

            The plentitude of meaning that the fisherfolk of Bahia read into this sign, meanings Haring carried back with him to New York, are matched by the richness of the originating iconographic vortex out of which the sign emerged: a circle of humans turning into dolphins turning into humans turning into dolphins. Haring meant this as a critique of Darwin’s theory of evolution, with its brutalities of hierarchical ranking. ‘Darwin,’ he said, ‘only goes in one direction.’ Let this motif rest, then, as the laurel around Keith’s head, where he rejoined himself with the forces of fusion, the forces of dance, the forces of music. So doing, he left, as legacy, the collapse of so-called out and so-called in, so-called high and so-called low, into mysterious ecstasy and reemergence.”

            Georgetown Frame Shoppe currently has the complete Pop Shop V portfolio including Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3 and Plate 4 for sale. Shown above is the original silkscreen Plate 3 from the Pop Shop V Portfolio. Each silkscreen is hand signed in pencil and is an edition of 200. For more information about Keith Haring or if you would like to purchase all four Keith Haring signed screen prints, please contact the gallery. SOLD