Mel Ramos (b. 1935)
    Chimpanzee, 1973
    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.

    Condition Report*:

    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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