DescriptionMel Ramos (b. 1935)
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Signed and dated verso: Mel Ramos 73
Collection of the artist;
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York;
The Hokin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois;
Howard and Judy Tullman, Chicago, Illinois;
Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California;
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California, "Ramos: A Retrospective Survey," September-November 1977 (label verso);
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, "Mel Ramos: A Twenty-Year Survey," April 13-May 16, 1980 (label verso).
D. Kuspit and L.K. Meisel, Mel Ramos Pop Art Fantasies: The Complete Paintings, New York, 2004, p. 127, illustrated in color.
Unlined canvas; under UV light, there appears to be one small spot of inpaint to the left of the chimpanzee's right hand, as well as a small spot under his armpit; a small area of possible disolored varnish to the lower right edge; otherwise, this work appears to be in overall very good condition. Framed Dimensions 40.5 X 30.5 Inches
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