Mel Ramos

Born in: 1935

United States

Biography

Born on July 24, 1935 in Sacramento, he began his artistic studies in his hometown in 1953. His first exhibition was held at the David Stuart Gallery in 1965 and he also had shows in Europe starting from 1971. The Oakland Museum in California organized his first retrospective exhibition in 1977.

Mel Ramos's painting is clearly inscribed in the pop art movement. As Roy Lichtenstein, he is inspired at the beginning of his career by American comics, by the Batman or Flash Gordon logos. Pin-ups are also a recurring themein his work and he chooses to illustrate them by figures that are isolated on backgrounds represented by brand logos. From 1970 on, he hijacks classics of art history as Edward Manet's Olympia or Jacques-Louis David's « Amour et Psyché ».

His work is present in more than thirty public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the Guggenheim and the MoMA in New York or the Hamburger Kunsthalle.
On the occasion of its 75th anniversary and of the anniversary of 50 years of Pop-Art, he had a major retrospective exhibition at the Albertina in Vienna and at the Villa Stuck in Munich.

An artist of the diversion, refusing to provoke, Ramos sees in the 60's California an anticipation of our civilization where images are omnipresent. By multiplying the representation of the female body without any sexual connotations but in the context of hijacked ads, Mel Ramos illustrates the derisory side of icons and symbols of the consumerist « religion ». (which sets him apart within the pop movement). This way, he also questions the true-false values that advertising and Hollywood put forward, starting with the emancipation of women. Focusing on the female figure and its natural side, he contributed to the contemporary evolution of the nude.

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  • Sculpture Nudes

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Mel Ramos, Coco Cookie Chanel N°5, Print

Mel Ramos

Coco Cookie Chanel N°5, 2015
29 x 21 x 4 cm
Print

1 250 €

Mel Ramos, Miss America, Print

Mel Ramos

Miss America, 2008
90 x 70 x 3 cm
Print

3 200 €

Mel Ramos, Photoshop CS, Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Photoshop CS, 2008
90 x 60 x 3 cm
Sculpture

3 200 €

Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman, 1981
63.5 x 50.8 cm
Print

2 126 €

Mel Ramos, Ocelot, Print

Mel Ramos

Ocelot, 1969
61 x 88.9 cm
Print

3 827 €

Mel Ramos, Miss Kiss (Lightbox), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Miss Kiss (Lightbox), 2015
76.2 x 58.4 x 25.4 cm
Sculpture

29 764 €

Mel Ramos, Giant Panda, Print

Mel Ramos

Giant Panda, 2012
88 x 100 cm
Print

3 800 €

Mel Ramos, Starkist Stacey, Print

Mel Ramos

Starkist Stacey, 2014
80 x 60 cm
Print

4 000 €

Mel Ramos, Starkist Gold , Print

Mel Ramos

Starkist Gold , 2014
64 x 47 cm
Print

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Mel Ramos, Have a Havana #9 platin, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havana #9 platin, 2014
55 x 93 cm
Print

10 000 €

Mel Ramos, Have a Havana #9, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havana #9, 2014
55 x 93 cm
Print

5 500 €

Mel Ramos, Voyeur, Print

Mel Ramos

Voyeur, 2013
42 x 32 cm
Print

3 000 €

Mel Ramos, Elephant Seal, Print

Mel Ramos

Elephant Seal, 2013
63 x 78 cm
Print

3 500 €

Mel Ramos, Hunt`s, Print

Mel Ramos

Hunt`s, 2013
56 x 47 cm
Print

4 000 €

Mel Ramos, Chiquita, Print

Mel Ramos

Chiquita, 1979
92 x 70 cm
Print

3 500 €

Mel Ramos, Hav-a-Havana VI, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana VI, 2005
60 x 60 cm
Print

5 000 €

Mel Ramos, Red Hots, Print

Mel Ramos

Red Hots, 2013
62 x 78 cm
Print

5 500 €

Mel Ramos, Lola Cola #4 / bottle, Print

Mel Ramos

Lola Cola #4 / bottle, 2004
88 x 58 cm
Print

7 000 €

Mel Ramos, The pause that refreshes #2 (Cola drinking glass), Print

Mel Ramos

The pause that refreshes #2 (Cola drinking glass), 2005
88 x 58 cm
Print

5 000 €

Mel Ramos, Five Flavour Fannie (Lifesavers), Print

Mel Ramos

Five Flavour Fannie (Lifesavers), 2006
80 x 112 cm
Print

8 000 €

Mel Ramos, Dunkin`Donuts, Print

Mel Ramos

Dunkin`Donuts, 2006
122 x 83 cm
Print

5 000 €

Mel Ramos, Titleist Tillie, Print

Mel Ramos

Titleist Tillie, 2007
115 x 77 cm
Print

5 000 €

Mel Ramos, Tootsie Roll, Print

Mel Ramos

Tootsie Roll, 2007
77 x 115 cm
Print

4 000 €

Mel Ramos, Hav-a-Havana VII, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana VII, 2008
76 x 113 cm
Print

12 000 €

Mel Ramos, Monterey Jackie, Print

Mel Ramos

Monterey Jackie, 2010
81 x 60 cm
Print

5 000 €

Mel Ramos, Miss Kiss, Print

Mel Ramos

Miss Kiss, 2012
80 x 59 cm
Print

5 000 €

Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman Woodcut, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman Woodcut, 2014
112 x 76 cm
Print

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Mel Ramos, Candy II (Snickers), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Candy II (Snickers), 2014
76.2 x 55.9 x 7.6 cm
Sculpture

38 268 €

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss, 2004
86.4 x 58.4 x 2.5 cm
Print

8 291 €

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo Marilyn, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marilyn, 2002
81.3 x 175.3 cm
Print

10 630 €

Mel Ramos, Pucci Pants, Drawing

Mel Ramos

Pucci Pants, 2015
22 x 19 cm
Drawing

3 189 €

Mel Ramos, Tea at 5 pm (Mondrian and Wesselmann), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Tea at 5 pm (Mondrian and Wesselmann), 2008
61 x 71.1 x 5.1 cm
Sculpture

7 654 €

Mel Ramos, O from the Hollywood Suite, Painting

Mel Ramos

O from the Hollywood Suite, 2009
104.1 x 78.7 x 2.5 cm
Painting

212 603 €

Mel Ramos, Y from the Hollywood Suite, Painting

Mel Ramos

Y from the Hollywood Suite, 2009
105 x 80 x 1 cm
Painting

212 603 €

Mel Ramos, Have a Havana 11, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havana 11, 2016
89 x 60 cm
Print

9 000 €

Mel Ramos, Hav-a-Havana XI (Havanna 11 / Partagas), Print

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana XI (Havanna 11 / Partagas), 2016
89 x 60 cm
Print

9 000 €

Mel Ramos, Burning Flame - La Bomba, Print

Mel Ramos

Burning Flame - La Bomba, 2012
80 x 60 cm
Print

1 650 €

Mel Ramos, Fantomas, Print

Mel Ramos

Fantomas, 2009
90 x 65 cm
Print

2 100 €

Mel Ramos, Air Mail, Print

Mel Ramos

Air Mail, 2000
40 x 30 cm
Print

1 350 €

Mel Ramos, Hav-a-Havana IV (Davidoff), Print

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana IV (Davidoff), 2001
85 x 89 cm
Print

6 600 €

Mel Ramos, Peek-a-boo II (Lightbox), Painting

Mel Ramos

Peek-a-boo II (Lightbox), 2012
100 x 75 x 2 cm
Painting

44 000 €

Mel Ramos, Maidenform Molly, Print

Mel Ramos

Maidenform Molly, 2014
34 x 28 cm
Print

3 800 €

Mel Ramos, Playboy Bunny, Print

Mel Ramos

Playboy Bunny, 2012
73 x 54 cm
Print

3 300 €

Mel Ramos, Gitanes, Print

Mel Ramos

Gitanes, 1999
78 x 57 cm
Print

4 000 €

Mel Ramos, The Princess, Print

Mel Ramos

The Princess, 1979
92 x 70 cm
Print

4 500 €

Mel Ramos, Senorita Rio, Print

Mel Ramos

Senorita Rio, 2000
97 x 86 cm
Print

4 500 €

Mel Ramos, Dionus, Print

Mel Ramos

Dionus, 2002
85 x 56 cm
Print

5 000 €

Mel Ramos, Toblerone Tess, Print

Mel Ramos

Toblerone Tess, 2007
77 x 113 cm
Print

10 000 €

Mel Ramos, Nude Descending a Staircase, Print

Mel Ramos

Nude Descending a Staircase, 2011
104 x 75 cm
Print

4 000 €

Mel Ramos, Gardol Gertie / Colgate, Print

Mel Ramos

Gardol Gertie / Colgate, 1979
92 x 70 cm
Print

4 500 €

Mel Ramos, Hav-a-Havana II, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana II, 1999
57 x 57 cm
Print

3 200 €

Mel Ramos, Aqua Girl, Print

Mel Ramos

Aqua Girl, 1979
79 x 69 cm
Print

5 000 €

Mel Ramos, Micronite Mary, Print

Mel Ramos

Micronite Mary, 1997
73 x 57 cm
Print

3 000 €

Mel Ramos, The Rounder, Print

Mel Ramos

The Rounder, 1999
92 x 49 cm
Print

3 000 €

Mel Ramos, Candy Baby Ruth, Print

Mel Ramos

Candy Baby Ruth, 1981
62 x 51 cm
Print

2 800 €

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss 2, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss 2, 2004
88 x 58 cm
Print

7 000 €

Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman, 2010
91 x 75 cm
Print

2 100 €

Mel Ramos, Superman, Print

Mel Ramos

Superman, 2006
115 x 85 cm
Print

2 100 €

Mel Ramos, Cat Woman II s/w, Print

Mel Ramos

Cat Woman II s/w, 2012
73 x 52 cm
Print

2 100 €

Mel Ramos, Peek-a-boo #4, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek-a-boo #4, 2008
80 x 58 cm
Print

3 200 €

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Nuremberg - Germany

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