Signed Original Lithographs, Prints, Etchings, & Sculptures
Masterworks is your first source for in-depth fine art documentation and historical descriptions of over 300 fabulous works by artists from the 16th Century to today.
Our fine art collection spans all eras from 16th century Old Master Prints like Durer woodcuts and Rembrandt etchings, to impressive Contemporary pop art like signed Miro prints or a Warhol screen print. We also carry signed unique original fine art paintings from world-renowned Masters like Alexander Calder, Victor Vasarely, and Pablo Picasso. Our gallery is located in the beautiful Oakland Hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. Also visit Alex Adelman on Fine Art America, a new site for all types of artists.
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Picasso etching: Maternité Vollard, Deux Hommes Sculptés
Rembrandt etchings: The Descent from the Cross Clement de Jonghe, Print Seller The Hundred Guilder Print
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The ability to depict an abundance of Christian iconography, coupled with the beautiful prose associated with the work-combine to make this a landmark piece in the canon of Rembrandt's religious works. In fact, it seems a fair assertion that the Hundred Guilder Print remains the most famous and desirable Rembrandt etching. The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. occasionally displays this masterpiece.
Joan Miro Prints
Created in 1975, this original Joan Miro print was one of a series of 5 works by Miró for the text, Quatre Colors Aparien El Món… by writer J.V. Foix. Published by Gustavo Gili, Barcelona out of a total edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs. Printed by Joan Barbarà, Barcelona on Arches vellum paper.
This fanciful and colorful series of original engravings are both large-scale and incredibly beautiful. The entire composition is dominated by a black, spherical shape, accented by whimsical color abstractions in green, blue, and orange. The “eye” in the upper right is boldy detailed in red and yellow; the piece is similar to the four other works featured in the text by J.V. Foix. The title, Quatre Colors Aparien El Món… is playfully and mysteriously worded; each word appears to be from a different language – French, English, Spanish, and Catalunyan.
Dürer's life is well documented due to his autobiographical notes, which allow us to study him with great accuracy. This can be beneficial even today as art collectors of Old Masters often have little documentation about an artist's life. 500 years ago, Albrecht Dürer studied art under artist Michael Wolgemut when he was fifteen. He quickly became an acclaimed artist by his mid-twenties. After traveling, he opened his own workshop where he would create his famous Durer woodcuts. These woodcuts were exceedingly popular, especially with his use of detail and balance which was lacking in many of the woodcuts of that time. Some of his most famous series are "Apocalypse", "Large Passion", "Small Passion", "Engraved Passion", and "Life of the Virgin". Masterworks Fine Art is very proud to present these 500 year old woodcuts in excellent condition.
Perhaps one of his most monumental and recognizable works from the Apocalypse series, this Durer woodcut depicts these Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with extraordinary visual and technical achievement in printmaking. The figures appear to leap from the sheet, seemingly unhindered by the borders from which they seem to abound. Each horse and rider carries with them their own mission and sense of purpose, alive with a ceaseless drive to carry forward on their mission and provoked by the death that compels them.
Andy Warhol Original, Muhammad Ali
Bowing his head in concentration, Warhol depicts Muhammad Ali in a quiet moment to himself. He places Muhammad Ali against a deep, midnight blue background that contrasts nicely with the beige and black tones used to convey his subject. Warhol offers the viewer a raised vantage point, as if he or she is looking down at Ali in an instant prior to or after a boxing match. Muhammad Ali appears focused and controlled, as if ready to take on anything or anyone, and the viewer cannot help but admire his quiet stoicism in this private moment outside of the boxing ring.
Created in 1978, this piece is hand signed by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) in felt pen in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 150 in felt pen in the lower right (total edition of 150, 10 AP, and 1 PP). This work was printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York and published by Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc., New York.