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Auction: Contemporary Art Part II
was auctioned on: 14 November 2008
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Mel Ramos

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$90,000
Price realised:  n. a.
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Mel Ramos Follow Martini Miss: The Lost Painting of 1965 #1 1994 Watercolor on paper. 30 x 22 3/4 in. (76.2 x 57.8 cm). Signed and dated "Mel Ramos 94" lower right.
Provenance Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels Exhibited San Francisco, Modernism, Martini Culture, June 8 - August 19, 1995 Literature D. Kuspit and L. K. Meisel, Mel Ramos Pop Art Fantasies: The Complete Paintings, New York, 2004, p. 225 (illustrated) Artist Bio Mel Ramos American • 1935 Follow 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. View More Works

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Contemporary Art Part II
Date of the auction: 14 Nov 2008
Address: Phillips
New York