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Mel Ramos

Born in: 1935

United States

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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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  • Painting Nude

  • Sculpture

  • Sculpture Wall Sculpture

  • Print

  • Print Etching

  • Print Pop Art

  • Sculpture Nude

  • Drawing

  • Drawing Portrait

  • Print Portrait

  • Sculpture Steel

  • Print Lithography

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  • Painting Acrylic

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Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Candy II (Snickers), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Candy II (Snickers), 2014
30 x 22 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$50,000

Mel Ramos, Navel Orange, Print

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Navel Orange, 2013
11 x 9 inch
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$2,000

Mel Ramos, Pucci Pants, Drawing

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Pucci Pants, 2015
8.7 x 7.5 inch
Drawing

$4,500

Mel Ramos, Candy, Print

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Candy, 1981
24.5 x 20 inch
Print

$3,250

Mel Ramos, Fraulein French Fries, Print

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Fraulein French Fries, 2002
17.7 x 17.7 inch
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$3,509

Mel Ramos, St. Pauli I, Print

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St. Pauli I, 2003
25 x 21.1 x 0.2 inch
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$1,743

Mel Ramos, Photoshop CS, Sculpture

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Photoshop CS, 2008
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
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$3,743

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo Marilyn, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marilyn, 2002
31.5 x 23 inch
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$5,000

Mel Ramos, Garadol Gertie, Print

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Garadol Gertie, 1979
31 x 27 inch
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$6,000

Mel Ramos, Banana Split, Print

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Banana Split, 2000
36 x 40 inch
Print

$6,750

Mel Ramos, Fantomas, Print

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Fantomas, 2009
47 x 31.5 inch
Print

$3,000

Mel Ramos, Leo, Print

Mel Ramos

Leo, 1972
14 x 18 inch
Print

$900

Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman, 1981
25 x 20 inch
Print

$2,500

Mel Ramos, Miss Kiss (Lightbox), Sculpture

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Miss Kiss (Lightbox), 2015
30 x 23 x 10 inch
Sculpture

$50,000

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss, Print

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Martini Miss, 2004
34 x 23 x 1 inch
Print

$13,500

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

Mel Ramos

Tea at 5 pm (Mondrian and Wesselmann), 2008
24 x 28 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$9,000

Mel Ramos, Kisses, Print

Mel Ramos

Kisses, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$6,433

Mel Ramos, Double Mint, Print

Mel Ramos

Double Mint, 2005
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$6,433

Mel Ramos, Burning Flame, Print

Mel Ramos

Burning Flame, 2012
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$8,772

Mel Ramos, Miss America, Print

Mel Ramos

Miss America, 2008
35.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Print

$3,743

Mel Ramos, Hunt's, Print

Mel Ramos

Hunt's, 2013
31.1 x 23.2 x 0 inch
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Mel Ramos, Martini Miss, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss, 2004
31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch
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Mel Ramos, Miss Kiss, Print

Mel Ramos

Miss Kiss, 2012
31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch
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Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman, 2010
36.2 x 29.5 x 0 inch
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