Mel Ramos - Editions & Works on Paper New York Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Helga and Walther Lauffs, Bad Honnef, Germany
    Sotheby's, New York, Prints, October 31, 2008, lot 479
    Private Collection, acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Ernst Hilger 41

  • 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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Tobacco Rhoda, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume II (H. 41)

Screenprint in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
S. 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 10/200 in pencil (there were also 50 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), with the 'Sammlung Lauffs' inkstamp and annotated 'L 51/1968' in pencil on the reverse, published by Original Editions, New York, unframed.

$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $3,024

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 15 February 2023