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Mel Ramos (1935-2018)
The Collection of Richard L. Weisman
Mel Ramos (1935-2018)

Leta and the Canadian Honker

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Mel Ramos (1935-2018)
Leta and the Canadian Honker
signed, titled and dated '"LETA AND THE CANADIAN HONKER" SEPT. 1969 Mel Ramos' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
60 x 52 in. (152.4 x 132.1 cm.)
Painted in 1969.
Provenance
David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles
French & Company, New York
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
Anon. sale; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 4 May 1974, lot 686
Private collection
Richard L. Weisman, New York
Private collection, Zürich
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 5 May 1993, lot 289
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner
Literature
The ART Gallery Magazine, vol. XIV, no. 5, February 1971, p. 39 (illustrated).
Art Now: New York, vol. 3, no. 1, March 1971, n.p. (illustrated).
E. Claridge and M. Ramos, The Girls of Mel Ramos, Chicago, 1975, pp. 132 and 158 (illustrated).
D. Kuspit and L. Meisel, Mel Ramos Pop Art Fantasies: The Complete Paintings, New York, 2004, pp. 138 and 238 (illustrated).
T. Levy, ed., Mel Ramos: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings 1953-2015, Bielefeld, 2016, p. 205, no. 69-6 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Long Beach, Art Museum and Galleries, California State University, Selections from the Frederick Weisman Company Collection of California Art, November-December 1978, no. 74 (illustrated).
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