Mel Ramos - New Now New York Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    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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Leta and the Swan

signed and dated "Mel Ramos 73" lower right
graphite on paper
15 1/8 x 15 1/4 in. (38.4 x 38.7 cm.)
Executed in 1973.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $6,875

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New York Auction 27 February 2019