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Bianchini Gallery, New York.
Private Collection, New York.
Collection Yoav Harlap, Israel (acquired from the above in 1994).
His sale, Christie’s London, 15 October 2006, lot 107.
Private Collection, Palm Beach.
Anon. sale, Sotheby’s New York, 15 May 2014, lot 232.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
P. Restany, ‘A Rare Collection in Israel’, in Cimaise, revue de l’art actuel, no. 246, April-May 1997 (incorrectly illustrated in colour, p. 14).
T. Levy (ed.), Mel Ramos: Heroines, Goddesses, Beauty Queens, Bielefeld 2002, p. 225 (illustrated in colour, p. 189; incorrectly titled “Peek-a-boo, Raven #3”).
D. Kuspit, Mel Ramos: Pop Art Fantasies: The Complete Paintings, New York 2004 (illustrated in colour, p. 78; incorrectly titled “Peek-a-boo, Raven #3”).
New York, Bianchini Gallery, The American Woman: Mel Ramos, 1964.
New York, Spanierman Modern, Summer Selections, 2007.