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PROPERTY FROM HOWARD RUSSECK FINE ART, PALM BEACH

Mel Ramos
THE RED COAT
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
177

PROPERTY FROM HOWARD RUSSECK FINE ART, PALM BEACH

Mel Ramos
THE RED COAT
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Mel Ramos
1935 - 2018
THE RED COAT
oil on canvas and shaped Masonite
46 1/2 by 30 in. 118.1 by 76.2 cm.
Executed in 1965.
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Provenance

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection, Cincinnati (acquired from the above in 1967)
Sotheby's, New York, 5 October 1989, Lot 176
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Elizabeth Claridge, The Girls of Mel Ramos, Chicago 1975, p. 105, illustrated
Donald Kuspit, Mel Ramos Pop Art Fantasies: The Complete Paintings, New York 2004, p. 118, illustrated in color
Belinda Grace Gardner, Ed., Mel Ramos: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings 1953-2015, Bielefeld 2017, cat. no. 65-22, p. 195, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"I had wanted to make some paintings that dealt with actual physical space, with real three dimensional space, but I found that the combination of the two flat surfaces produced this incredible effect of projections so I stayed with that."
Mel Ramos

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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