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Mel Ramos
GORILLA
Estimate
300,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT
53
Mel Ramos
GORILLA
Estimate
300,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Mel Ramos
1935 - 2018
GORILLA

Provenance

David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles
French and Company, New York
Private Collection, Kansas City (acquired from the above in 1969) 
Maurice Galerie, Boston
Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 2007 

Literature

Elizabeth Claridge, The Girls of Mel Ramos, New York 1975, p. 123, illustrated in color
Donald Kuspit, Mel Ramos, Pop Art Fantasies, New York 2004, p. 140, illustrated in color
Thomas Levy, Ed., Mel Ramos: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings 1953-2015, Bielefeld 2016, cat. no. 67-4, p. 200, illustrated in color
Prof. Robin Skelton, "Mel Ramos", Art International, Volume XIII/3, 20 March 1969, illustrated in color on the cover

Catalogue Note

"My body of work has mostly dealt with an examination of antecedents in the history of art, in other words 'art about art.'  I draw inspiration from popular media, advertising, comic books, art, billboards etc., and particularly the tradition of using beautiful women as subjects for my work in conjunction with commercial products. This incongruous relationship was a tenet of Surrealism which had a big influence on me when I was a teenager." Mel Ramos

Contemporary Curated

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New York