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Ed Mell Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1942 - d. 2024

Ed Mell, the acclaimed artist was born in Phoenix in 1942, graduated from LA's Art Center College of Design in 1967, then migrated east to New York City, where he became art director at a major advertising agency. After six years in the big city, Mell ached for desert landscapes. He returned to Phoenix in 1973 and painted part-time while working in commercial art. By 1978, though, he left the 9-to-5 grind and turned to his easel and sculpture full-time. In the decades that followed, his work and his words appeared in the pages of Arizona Highways many times, including on the cover of the magazine's 90th anniversary issue in April 2015.

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          • Ed Mell, "Sundown Storm I"
            Apr. 13, 2024

            Ed Mell, "Sundown Storm I"

            Est: $18,000 - $24,000

            Ed Mell (1942-2024), "Sundown Storm I", Oil on linen, Signed lower right Signed, titled and dated 2014 verso

            Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
          • Ed Mell, "Desert Flake"
            Apr. 13, 2024

            Ed Mell, "Desert Flake"

            Est: $15,000 - $20,000

            Ed Mell (1942-2024), "Desert Flake", Oil on linen, Signed lower left Signed, titled and dated 2006 verso

            Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
          • Ed Mell, "Cliff Storm"
            Apr. 13, 2024

            Ed Mell, "Cliff Storm"

            Est: $18,000 - $24,000

            Ed Mell (1942-2024), "Cliff Storm", Oil on linen, Signed lower right Signed, titled and dated 2013 verso

            Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
          • Ed Paul Jr Mell 'Unset Cattle Drive' Signed Print
            Apr. 13, 2024

            Ed Paul Jr Mell 'Unset Cattle Drive' Signed Print

            Est: -

            Frame is in good condition. Frame measures approximately 24.75in x 21.75in. Signed in the lower right. BH40056 SA

            EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
          • Ed Mell, "Caballo Del Prada"
            Apr. 12, 2024

            Ed Mell, "Caballo Del Prada"

            Est: $2,500 - $4,500

            Ed Mell (1942-2024), "Caballo Del Prada", Bronze, cast 8/35, Signed

            Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
          • Ed Mell, "Chinle Desert Formation"
            Apr. 12, 2024

            Ed Mell, "Chinle Desert Formation"

            Est: $7,000 - $11,000

            Ed Mell (1942-2024), "Chinle Desert Formation", Oil on board, Signed lower left Signed, titled and dated 2016 verso

            Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
          • Ed Mell 'Sweeping Clouds' Desert Landscape Print
            Mar. 16, 2024

            Ed Mell 'Sweeping Clouds' Desert Landscape Print

            Est: -

            In Used Condition. Frame Measuring Approximately 25.25in X 25.25in. 1205 Ci

            EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
          • Ed Mell, Coal Mine Canyon
            Mar. 13, 2024

            Ed Mell, Coal Mine Canyon

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            Ed Mell 1942-2024 Coal Mine Canyon lithograph, edition 69 of 100 graphite editioned lower left: 69/100 graphite signed lower right: Ed Mell

            Santa Fe Art Auction
          • Ed Mell, Gunsight Butte, ca. 1981
            Mar. 13, 2024

            Ed Mell, Gunsight Butte, ca. 1981

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            Ed Mell 1942-2024 Gunsight Butte, ca. 1981 lithograph graphite inscribed lower left: S.I graphite signed lower right: Ed Mell

            Santa Fe Art Auction
          • Ed Mell, Red Rock Afternoon, ca. 1983
            Mar. 13, 2024

            Ed Mell, Red Rock Afternoon, ca. 1983

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Ed Mell (1942–2024) Red Rock Afternoon, ca. 1983 lithograph, edition 7 of 80 graphite editioned and signed lower left: 7/80 Ed Mell

            Santa Fe Art Auction
          • Ed Mell, Full Speed Ahead, ca. 1985
            Mar. 13, 2024

            Ed Mell, Full Speed Ahead, ca. 1985

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Ed Mell (1942 - 2024) Full Speed Ahead, ca. 1985 lithograph, edition 95 of 100 graphite editioned lower left: 95/100 graphite signed lower right: Ed Mell

            Santa Fe Art Auction
          • Ed Mell (1942- ), Apache Cliffs
            Feb. 17, 2024

            Ed Mell (1942- ), Apache Cliffs

            Est: $6,000 - $9,000

            Title: Apache Cliffs Dimensions: 11 x 14 Framed Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 19 1/4 x 1 1/4 Signature: signed lower left: Ed Mell verso: titled and dated

            Jackson Hole Art Auction
          • Ed Mell - Hands of the Earth 9/35
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Hands of the Earth 9/35

            Est: $10,000 - $12,500

            Ed Mell - Hands of the Earth, Bronze Edition 9 of 35. Farmers till the soil in Hands of the Earth. Published on page 13 of Ed Mell's Southwest: Five Decades by Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Procession, 17/18
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Procession, 17/18

            Est: $18,500 - $20,000

            Ed Mell - Procession, Bronze Edition 17 of 18. Procession is one of Ed's most recognized and iconic sculptures. This sculpture is a larger version of Mell's sold-out maquette-size Procession and is the first larger table-top size piece that the artist has created. It features new additions not found in the original, particularly the details of the feathers and the dancers' enhanced sense of movement. The dancers represent the Long Hair Kachina. Their purpose is to bring summer rains, and the objects in their hands are gourd rattles, which they would carry during the ceremony. Ed Mell worked with the Hopi teaching art in the late 1970s. He not only had seen kachina dances but also knew the Hopi men who performed these ceremonies. This sculpture was published in Western Art Collector magazine, February 2015, page 60. Measurements shown include the base.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Bull Rider, 27/45
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Bull Rider, 27/45

            Est: $7,500 - $8,500

            Ed Mell - Bull Rider, Bronze Edition 27 of 45. Bull Rider depicts a rodeo cowboy on a bucking bull. To achieve a score, the cowboy must hold one hand (called the 'freehand' in rodeo terminology) above his head for eight full seconds during the ride. Published in Western Art Collector, December 2018 issue, page 68.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Rising Phoenix, 29/50
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Rising Phoenix, 29/50

            Est: $5,400 - $5,700

            Ed Mell - Rising Phoenix, Bronze Edition 29/50. Measurements include the base. Rising Phoenix is Ed Mell's newest sculpture. An edition of 50, half of the edition will be placed in each of Phoenix's sister cities and the remaining pieces offered for sale. A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. (Wikipedia). The sister cities are Taipei (Taiwan), Las Cruces (New Mexico, USA), Calgary (Alberta, Canada), Catania (Sicily, Italy), Chengdu (P R of China), Ennis (Co. Clare, Ireland), Grenoble, (Rhone-Alpes, France), Hermosillo (Sonora, Mexico), Himeji (Hyogo, Japan), and Ramat Gan (Israel). Dubai (United Arab Emirates), a partner city, also has this bronze.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Dueling Fury, 9/35
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Dueling Fury, 9/35

            Est: $9,500 - $10,500

            Ed Mell - Dueling Fury, Edition 9 of 35. Two stallions battle to show strength and assert dominance in Dueling Fury.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Vermillion Cliffs, 177/200
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Vermillion Cliffs, 177/200

            Est: $2,700 - $3,000

            Ed Mell - Vermillion Cliffs, Lithograph Edition 177/200 (unframed.)

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Morning Iris (Purple Iris) - 81/200
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Morning Iris (Purple Iris) - 81/200

            Est: $1,100 - $1,400

            Ed Mell - Morning Iris (Purple Iris) - Lithograph Edition 81/200. Unframed lithograph. Signed and numbered by the artist. Companion piece to Dusk Rose.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Camelback Evening 144/300
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Camelback Evening 144/300

            Est: $1,200 - $1,500

            Ed Mell - Camelback Evening, Lithograph Edition 144/300. Signed and numbered by the artist. Unframed. The original oil for this lithograph is published on page 36 of "Ed Mell's Southwest: Five Decades" by Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Sonoran Kings, 87/200
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Sonoran Kings, 87/200

            Est: $1,700 - $2,000

            Ed Mell - Sonoran Kings, Lithograph, Edition 87 of 200. Unframed. Signed and numbered by the artist. The total size of the paper is 37.75 by 29 inches. Sonoran Kings appeared on the cover of the May 2019 issue of Western Art Collector and is the cover for the 2020 album Hijos del Sol by Hermanos Gutierrez.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Single Strike, 160/200
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Single Strike, 160/200

            Est: $1,400 - $1,700

            Ed Mell - Single Strike, Lithograph Edition 160/200.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Dusk Rose - 140/200
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Dusk Rose - 140/200

            Est: $1,100 - $1,400

            Ed Mell - Dusk Rose - Lithograph Edition 140/200. Unframed. Signed and numbered by the artist. The total paper size is 30.25 by 32 inches. Companion piece to Morning Iris.

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Life Blood of the Desert
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Life Blood of the Desert

            Est: -

            Ed Mell - Life Blood of the Desert. Custom Ed Mell signed frame. Framed dimensions 27.5" x 33.25", unframed dimensions 22" x 28".

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Overlapping Downpour
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Overlapping Downpour

            Est: -

            Ed Mell - Overlapping Downpour. Custom Ed Mell signed frame. Framed dimensions 33.25" x 27.5", unframed dimensions 28" x 22".

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Tall Cloud
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Tall Cloud

            Est: -

            Ed Mell - Tall Cloud. Custom Ed Mell signed frame. Framed dimensions 25.5" x 25.5", unframed dimensions 20" x 20".

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Storm Rays
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Storm Rays

            Est: -

            Ed Mell - Storm Rays. Custom Ed Mell signed frame. Framed dimensions 11" x 19", unframed dimensions 8" x 16".

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Rooster Cloud
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Rooster Cloud

            Est: -

            Ed Mell - Rooster Cloud. Custom Ed Mell signed frame. Framed dimensions 13" x 13", unframed dimensions 10" x 10".

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Low Light Rain
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Low Light Rain

            Est: -

            Ed Mell - Low Light Rain. Custom Ed Mell signed frame. Framed dimensions 15" x 19", unframed dimensions 12" x 16".

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • Ed Mell - Foothill Rainfall
            Feb. 09, 2024

            Ed Mell - Foothill Rainfall

            Est: -

            Ed Mell - Foothill Rainfall. Custom Ed Mell signed frame. Framed dimensions 11" x 13", unframed dimensions 8" x 10".

            Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction
          • ED MELL "GRAND CANYON" SIGNED POSTER
            Dec. 03, 2023

            ED MELL "GRAND CANYON" SIGNED POSTER

            Est: -

            Ed Mell "Grand Canyon" Signed Poster. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Grand Canyon" Medium: Signed Poster Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 20.25" x 34.75" Image Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1767

            Bradford's
          • ED (EDMUND) PAUL JR. MELL (American b. 1942) A SCULPTURE, "Diggin' In," CIRCA 1980
            Dec. 02, 2023

            ED (EDMUND) PAUL JR. MELL (American b. 1942) A SCULPTURE, "Diggin' In," CIRCA 1980

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            ED (EDMUND) PAUL JR. MELL (American b. 1942) A SCULPTURE, "Diggin' In," CIRCA 1980, cast bronze, signed in bronze, "Ed Mell," with special edition number 13/18, raised on a verde antico marble plinth base. Height: 13" Width: 22" Depth: 4"

            Simpson Galleries, LLC
          • ED MELL Litho Cut out Spring Cactus Bloom
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL Litho Cut out Spring Cactus Bloom

            Est: -

            41x31 Ed Mell marking bottom corner.

            R & R Auction INC
          • ED MELL "RESERVATION STORM" PASTEL ON PAPER
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL "RESERVATION STORM" PASTEL ON PAPER

            Est: -

            Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) "Reservation Storm" Pastel on Paper. Signed on lower right. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Reservation Storm" Medium: Pastel on Paper Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 11.75" x 9.75" Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1869

            Bradford's
          • ED MELL "DANCING BLOOM" OIL ON BOARD
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL "DANCING BLOOM" OIL ON BOARD

            Est: -

            Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) "Dancing Bloom" Oil on Board. Signed on lower right, also signed, titled and dated on reverse. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Dancing Bloom" Medium: Oil on Board Circa/Year: 2020 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 15.25" x 14" Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD2022

            Bradford's
          • ED MELL "DRY SUMMER / COAL MINE CANYON" OIL ON CANVAS
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL "DRY SUMMER / COAL MINE CANYON" OIL ON CANVAS

            Est: -

            Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) "Dry Summer / Coal Mine Canyon" Oil on Canvas. Signed and dated on lower right, along with signature, title, and date on reverse. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Dry Summer / Coal Mine Medium: Oil on Canvas Circa/Year: 1993 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 18" x 24" Image Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD2023

            Bradford's
          • ED MELL RED ROCK MOUNTAINS PASTEL ON PAPER
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL RED ROCK MOUNTAINS PASTEL ON PAPER

            Est: -

            Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) Red Rock Mountains Pastel on Paper. Signed on lower left. Artist: Ed Mell Title: Red Rock Mountains Medium: Pastel on Paper Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Site Measurement: 8.25" x 24" Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1101

            Bradford's
          • ED MELL "TWO SAGUAROS" OIL ON CANVAS
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL "TWO SAGUAROS" OIL ON CANVAS

            Est: -

            Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) "Two Saguaros" Oil on Canvas. Signed on lower right, also signed, titled, and dated on reverse. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Two Saguaros" Medium: Oil on Canvas Circa/Year: 2003 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 20" x 20" Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD2023

            Bradford's
          • ED MELL "FULL SPEED AHEAD" SIGNED LITHOGRAPH
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL "FULL SPEED AHEAD" SIGNED LITHOGRAPH

            Est: -

            Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) "Full Speed Ahead" Lithograph on Paper. Signed in pencil on lower right, numbered Printers Proof. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Full Speed Ahead" Medium: Lithograph on Paper Signature Type: Pencil Signature Location: Lower Right Edition: P.P. Site Measurement: 22.25" x 30.25" Sheet Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1767

            Bradford's
          • ED MELL "NOCTURNE GLOW" OIL ON CANVAS
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL "NOCTURNE GLOW" OIL ON CANVAS

            Est: -

            Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) "Nocturne Glow" Oil on Canvas. Signed on lower left, also signed, titled, and dated on reverse. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Nocturne Glow" Medium: Oil on Canvas Circa/Year: 2005 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Site Measurement: 20" x 30" Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD2022

            Bradford's
          • ED MELL "ORIGINS OF RAIN" OIL ON CANVAS
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL "ORIGINS OF RAIN" OIL ON CANVAS

            Est: -

            Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) "Origins of Rain" Oil on Canvas. Signed on lower right, also signed, titled, and dated on reverse. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Origins of Rain" Medium: Oil on Canvas Circa/Year: 2001 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 20" x 30" Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1898

            Bradford's
          • ED MELL "SIDESTEPPER" BRONZE SCULPTURE
            Nov. 12, 2023

            ED MELL "SIDESTEPPER" BRONZE SCULPTURE

            Est: -

            Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) "Sidestepper" Bronze Sculpture. Signed and numbered 1/30 on base. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Sidestepper" Medium: Bronze Sculpture Signature Type: Signed Signature Location: on base Edition: 1/30 Approx. Net Weight: 50 lbs. Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD2023

            Bradford's
          • LARGE! ED MELL "FORMING STORM" OIL ON CANVAS
            Nov. 12, 2023

            LARGE! ED MELL "FORMING STORM" OIL ON CANVAS

            Est: -

            LARGE! Ed (Edmund) Paul, Jr. Mell (Born 1942) "Forming Storm" Oil on Canvas. Signed on lower right, also signed, titled, and dated on reverse. Artist: Ed Mell Title: "Forming Storm" Medium: Oil on Canvas Circa/Year: 2022 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 40" x 40" Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD2022

            Bradford's
          • Ed Mell, Storm behind The Sun, 2017
            Nov. 11, 2023

            Ed Mell, Storm behind The Sun, 2017

            Est: $40,000 - $60,000

            Ed Mell (b. 1942) Storm behind The Sun, 2017 oil on canvas signed lower right: ED MELL inscribed verso: © ED MELL, 2017 ED MELL / STORM BEHIND THE SUN.

            Santa Fe Art Auction
          • Ed Mell, Diggin In
            Nov. 11, 2023

            Ed Mell, Diggin In

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            Ed Mell (b. 1942) Diggin In bronze, edition of 18 inscribed: Ed Mell

            Santa Fe Art Auction
          • Ed Mell (born 1942) Side Stepper 12 1/2 in. high
            Nov. 07, 2023

            Ed Mell (born 1942) Side Stepper 12 1/2 in. high

            Est: $7,000 - $9,000

            Ed Mell (born 1942) Side Stepper inscribed 'ED MELL / 25/30' (on the base) bronze with black and verdigris patina 12 1/2 in. high

            Bonhams
          • Ed Mell (born 1942) Torrey Butte Evening 10 x 20 in. framed 15 x 24 3/4 in.
            Nov. 07, 2023

            Ed Mell (born 1942) Torrey Butte Evening 10 x 20 in. framed 15 x 24 3/4 in.

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            Ed Mell (born 1942) Torrey Butte Evening signed 'Ed Mell' (lower right) and signed again in two places, titled and dated '2002' (on the reverse) oil on canvaspanel 10 x 20 in. framed 15 x 24 3/4 in.

            Bonhams
          • Ed Mell (born 1942) Red Rock Cloud Drift 22 x 28 in. framed 27 x 33 in.
            Nov. 07, 2023

            Ed Mell (born 1942) Red Rock Cloud Drift 22 x 28 in. framed 27 x 33 in.

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Ed Mell (born 1942) Red Rock Cloud Drift signed 'Ed Mell' (lower right) and signed again in two places, titled and dated '2016' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 22 x 28 in. framed 27 x 33 in.

            Bonhams
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