Mel Ramos - Contemporary Art Part II New York Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • 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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Chiquita Banana

Polychrome resin, wooden pedestal and Plexiglas cover.
Figure: 34 x 19 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (86.4 x 49.5 x 44.5 cm)
Pedestal: 35 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. (90.2 x 61.6 x 61.6 cm)
Plexiglas cover: 40 x 24 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. (101.6 x 61.6 x 61.6 cm)

Signed "Mel Ramos" and numbered of eight lower left. This work is from an edition of eight plus four artist's proofs.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $146,500

Contemporary Art Part II

8 November 2011
New York