Mel Ramos - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Modernism Gallery, San Francisco
    Christie's, New York, Contemporary Drawings, Watercolors & Collages, November 8, 1989, lot 186
    Martin Lawrence Galleries, New York
    Private Collection, 1996
    Christie's, New York, Post-War and Contemporary First Open, April 1, 2008, lot 260
    Private Collection, New York

  • 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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Miss Great American Hotdog (Project for Playboy Magazine)

graphite on paper
13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (34.3 x 47 cm)
Signed and dated "Mel Ramos 72" lower right.

$20,000 - 30,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am