Mel Ramos - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Ernst Hilger 41, pp. 92-93 and 104-109

  • 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 Distinguished Private Collection


Peek-a-Boo Marilyn #1; Martini Miss #2; Lola Cola #4; Candy II - Snickers; Tobacco Rhoda; and Lola Cola #1

Four lithographs, one offset lithograph and one screenprint in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
smallest I. 24 x 15 7/8 in. (61 x 40.3 cm)
largest S. 34 1/2 x 23 in. (87.6 x 58.4 cm)

All signed in pencil, four dated, four variously numbered from the editions of 199, one numbered from the edition of 200, one unnumbered and presumably a proof aside from the edition of 2500, four published by Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, one published by Original Editions, New York, all framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $8,255

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023