Mel Ramos - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Modernism, San Francisco
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

  • Exhibited

    San Francisco, Modernism, Mel Ramos: Recent Works, March 3–April 23, 2005

  • Literature

    Thomas Levy, ed., Mel Ramos: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings 1953-2015, Bielefeld, 2016, pp. 112, 243 (illustrated)

  • 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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Property from a Private Collection, San Francisco


Donut Doll: The Lost Painting of 1965 #42

signed and dated "Mel Ramos 04" on the reverse
oil on canvas
28 3/4 x 39 1/4 in. (73 x 99.7 cm)
Painted in 2004.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $151,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022