Mel Ramos

American, 1935–2018

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Mel Ramos’s provocative, humorous paintings mix idealized nude women with the imagery of popular culture—Coca Cola bottles, movie posters, and the like. A prolific artist from his emergence in the 1960s onward, Ramos has often based his nudes on the …

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High auction record
£1.1m, Sotheby's, 2012
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Peek A Boo Marilyn I, 2002
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
$2,550
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Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
40.3 x 61.0 cm
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$2,550
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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2002 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'A.P. 47/50' (aside from the edition of 199), published by Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, with the blindstamp of the printer, Pier Giuseppe Carini, San Giovanni Valdarno, with full margins, framed. 24 x 15 7/8in (61 x 40.3cm) sheet 31 1/2 x 23in (80 x 58.4cm)
Peek A Boo Marilyn I, 2002
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$2,550
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40.3 x 61.0 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$2,550
Description
2002 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'A.P. 47/50' (aside from the edition of 199), published by Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, with the blindstamp of the printer, Pier Giuseppe Carini, San Giovanni Valdarno, with full margins, framed. 24 x 15 7/8in (61 x 40.3cm) sheet 31 1/2 x 23in (80 x 58.4cm)
Top-Flite II, 2001
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$2,295
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Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
57.8 x 73.3 cm
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$2,295
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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2001 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'AP 45/50' (aside from the edition of 199), with the blindstamp of the printer, Pier Giuseppe Carini, San Giovanni Valdarno, the full sheet, framed. sheet 28 7/8 x 22 3/4in (73.3 x 57.8cm)
Top-Flite II, 2001
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$2,295
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Print
57.8 x 73.3 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$2,295
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2001 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'AP 45/50' (aside from the edition of 199), with the blindstamp of the printer, Pier Giuseppe Carini, San Giovanni Valdarno, the full sheet, framed. sheet 28 7/8 x 22 3/4in (73.3 x 57.8cm)
Dita, 2017
Sold on Jun 8, 2021
CHF CHF44,100
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Sculpture
Cast bronze with black patina
33.0 x 58.0 x 26.0 cm
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CHF CHF44,100
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Jun 8, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Cast bronze with black patina Incised with the artist’s signature and numbered 4/60 lower side 58 x 33 x 26 cm Executed in 2017 This work is number 4 from an edition of 60 plus 6 artist's proofs.  This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Studio.
Dita, 2017
Cast bronze with black patina
Jun 8, 2021
Sotheby's
CHF CHF44,100
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105% est
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Sculpture
33.0 x 58.0 x 26.0 cm
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Jun 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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CHF CHF44,100
Description
Cast bronze with black patina Incised with the artist’s signature and numbered 4/60 lower side 58 x 33 x 26 cm Executed in 2017 This work is number 4 from an edition of 60 plus 6 artist's proofs.  This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Studio.
"Tea at 5 pm", 2008
Sold on May 7, 2021
€7,040
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silkscreen in color and enamel on metal
70.0 x 60.0 x 3.0 cm
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€7,040
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
Description
silkscreen in color and enamel on metal, signed Mel Ramos, hors-commerce example, format-sized image, 60 x 70 x 3 cm, (RAC)
"Tea at 5 pm", 2008
silkscreen in color and enamel on metal
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
€7,040
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70.0 x 60.0 x 3.0 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
Realized Price
€7,040
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silkscreen in color and enamel on metal, signed Mel Ramos, hors-commerce example, format-sized image, 60 x 70 x 3 cm, (RAC)
"You like it it likes you", 1994
Sold on May 7, 2021
€3,108
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photogravure in color on wove paper
50.0 x 69.5 cm
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€3,108
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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photogravure in color on wove paper, signed and dated Mel Ramos 94, no. 37 from the edition of 250 numbered impressions, image size 69.5 x 50 cm, sheet size 76.3 x 57 cm , printed by Lucas Lichtdruck / Leinfelden-Echterdingen and published by Chaos Editions / Düsseldorf with blindstamp, Hilger GH 1-94, framed, (RAC)
"You like it it likes you", 1994
photogravure in color on wove paper
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
€3,108
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50.0 x 69.5 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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€3,108
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photogravure in color on wove paper, signed and dated Mel Ramos 94, no. 37 from the edition of 250 numbered impressions, image size 69.5 x 50 cm, sheet size 76.3 x 57 cm , printed by Lucas Lichtdruck / Leinfelden-Echterdingen and published by Chaos Editions / Düsseldorf with blindstamp, Hilger GH 1-94, framed, (RAC)
"Photoshop CS"
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€2,072
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screen print and enamel on metal
60.0 x 90.0 x 3.0 cm
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€2,072
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
Description
screen print and enamel on metal, signed Mel Ramos, no. 37 from the edition of 125 numbered impressions, format-sized image 90 x 60 x 3 cm, (RAC)
"Photoshop CS"
screen print and enamel on metal
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
€2,072
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60.0 x 90.0 x 3.0 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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€2,072
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screen print and enamel on metal, signed Mel Ramos, no. 37 from the edition of 125 numbered impressions, format-sized image 90 x 60 x 3 cm, (RAC)
“Peek-a-Boo Marilyn # 1”, 2002
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€4,921
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color lithograph on wove paper
40.5 x 61.5 cm
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€4,921
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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color lithograph on wove paper, signed Mel Ramos, no. 25 from the edition of 50 artist's proofs besides the edition of 199 impressions, image size 61.5 x 40.5 cm, sheet size 80 x 58.5 cm, printed by Stamperia Carini / San Giovanni Valdarno, published by Galerie Hilger / Vienna, Hilger GL 3-02, framed, (EW)
“Peek-a-Boo Marilyn # 1”, 2002
color lithograph on wove paper
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
€4,921
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40.5 x 61.5 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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€4,921
Description
color lithograph on wove paper, signed Mel Ramos, no. 25 from the edition of 50 artist's proofs besides the edition of 199 impressions, image size 61.5 x 40.5 cm, sheet size 80 x 58.5 cm, printed by Stamperia Carini / San Giovanni Valdarno, published by Galerie Hilger / Vienna, Hilger GL 3-02, framed, (EW)
"Doggie Dinah", 1995
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€2,590
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lithograph in color on wove paper
49.0 x 67.7 cm
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€2,590
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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lithograph in color on wove paper, signed and dated Mel Ramos 95, no. 11 from the edition of 11 numbered printer's proofs, image size 67.7 x 49 cm, sheet size 76.2 x 57.4 cm, printed by Stamperia Carini di San Giovanni Valdarno with blindstamp and published by Edition Hilger / Vienna, Hilger GL 2-95, (RAC)
"Doggie Dinah", 1995
lithograph in color on wove paper
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
€2,590
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49.0 x 67.7 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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€2,590
Description
lithograph in color on wove paper, signed and dated Mel Ramos 95, no. 11 from the edition of 11 numbered printer's proofs, image size 67.7 x 49 cm, sheet size 76.2 x 57.4 cm, printed by Stamperia Carini di San Giovanni Valdarno with blindstamp and published by Edition Hilger / Vienna, Hilger GL 2-95, (RAC)
Pepsi Cola, 2005
Sold on Apr 20, 2021
€1,170
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Color screen printing on metal plate under plexiglass
40.0 x 40.0 x 3.0 cm
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€1,170
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Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
Description
Color screen printing on metal plate under plexiglass Signed and numbered "78/999" Screenprint on metal under plexigla; signed and numbered h: 40 w: 40 d: 3 cm Sold € 1,170 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Pepsi Cola, 2005
Color screen printing on metal plate under plexiglass
Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
€1,170
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22% est
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40.0 x 40.0 x 3.0 cm
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Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
Realized Price
€1,170
Description
Color screen printing on metal plate under plexiglass Signed and numbered "78/999" Screenprint on metal under plexigla; signed and numbered h: 40 w: 40 d: 3 cm Sold € 1,170 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Medhl, 2012
Sold on Mar 12, 2021
$126,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
60.96 x 91.44 cm
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$126,000
Auction Sale
Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed and dated 2012 on the reverse oil on canvas 36 by 24 in. 91.4 by 61 cm.
Medhl, 2012
oil on canvas
Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
$126,000
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60.96 x 91.44 cm
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Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$126,000
Description
signed and dated 2012 on the reverse oil on canvas 36 by 24 in. 91.4 by 61 cm.