11 November 2009
Mel Ramos (b. 1935)
Son of Spectre
signed 'Mel Ramos' (on a paper label affixed to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
11 x 10 in. (27.9 x 25.4 cm.)
Painted in 1993.
Ed Plunket, New York
Gift from the above to the present owner
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E. Claridge, The Girls of Mel Ramos, London, 1975, pp. 43 and 155, no. 24 (illustrated).
D. Kuspit and L. Meisel, Mel Ramos, Pop Art Fantasies: The Complete Paintings, New York, 2004, p. 40 (illustrated in color).
Please note this work was painted in 1993.
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