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  • 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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The Pause that Refreshes

2001
Enamel in colors, on metal, the full sheet,
15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 1 in. (40 x 40 x 2.5 cm)
signed and numbered 829/1000 in white marker, a small area of soiling at lower left, otherwise in very good condition.

Estimate
$1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for $1,250

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York