Mel Ramos - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris

  • 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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H. Upmann 1844

Painted polychromatic resin and wooden plinth.
Sculpture: 41 × 100 × 35 cm (16 1/8 × 39 3/8 × 13 3/4 in); plinth: 108 × 122 × 44 cm (42 1/2 × 48 × 17 3/8 in).
Incised ‘Mel Ramos’ and numbered of 8 on one side. This work is from an edition of 8.

£80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for £97,250

Contemporary Art Day Sale

17 February 2012