Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 282

Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000
Ode to Ingres.

Watercolor on cream wove paper, 1974. 510x358 mm; 20 1/4x14 1/8 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower center recto.

Gift from the artist directly to the current owner; private collection, New York.

Known for his erotic and evocative color lithographs of female nudes juxtaposed with popular advertising (see lot 280 and lot 281), Ramos (1935-2018) also made numerous works in homage to 19th century artists including Édouard Manet and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. In this case, he draws on the latter's La Sourre, 1856, now in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.