Tobacco Rhoda, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume II

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    Mel Ramos

    American • 1935

    Mel Ramos is an American Pop artist best known for his paintings of female nudes alongside brand logos. His depictions of women with everyday products celebrate aspects of popular culture represented in mass media and advertising. Like his contemporaries Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, Ramos was inspired by comic books and grew up drawing cartoons and characters from their pages. The artist's works, including paintings, prints and works on paper, feature in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among others.

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Property from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.

Mel Ramos

Tobacco Rhoda, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume II

Screenprint in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 28 x 21 7/8 in. (71.1 x 55.6 cm)
S. 30 x 23 7/8 in. (76.2 x 60.6 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 173/200 in pencil (there were also 50 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Original Editions, New York, framed.

$1,000 - 1,500 

sold for $2,125

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New York Auction 24 April 2018