MEL RAMOS "ZEBRA" LITHO, 1981
We've long been a fan of Mel Ramos (b. 1935) and his cheeky/sexy pop art images.
In the last five years his reputation has been solidified and major canvases achieve upwards of half a million at auction.
Ramos certainly has the pedigree - he was a student and a confidant of Wayne Thiebaud.
Ramos was also one of the first American artists to appropriate images from comic books.
His works were included in the seminal show at LACMA in 1963 alongside Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
Animals, alongside pin-up girls, have appeared several times throughout Ramos' career.
In 1981 he did a suite of fine, playful but some what understated, lithographs - this a prime example.
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Signed, numbered 70/250 and by the artist
Printed by Atelier Dumas, New York (blindstamp)
Lithograph on wove paper
Catalog raisonné: Shepers 86
Very good condition.