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Mel Ramos

Born in: 1935

United States

Famous artist

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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  • Painting

  • Painting Nude

  • Sculpture

  • Sculpture Wall Sculpture

  • Print

  • Print Etching

  • Print Pop Art

  • Sculpture Nude

  • Drawing

  • Drawing Portrait

  • Print Portrait

  • Sculpture Steel

  • Print Lithography

  • Sculpture Neon

  • Print Screen

  • Print Digital print

  • Drawing Watercolour

  • Painting Acrylic

  • American Artist

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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, Leo, Print

Mel Ramos

Leo, 1972
14 x 18 inch
Print

$900

Mel Ramos, Pucci Pants, Drawing

Mel Ramos

Pucci Pants, 2015
8.7 x 7.5 inch
Drawing

$4,500

Mel Ramos, Candy, Print

Mel Ramos

Candy, 1981
24.5 x 20 inch
Print

$3,250

Mel Ramos, Banana Split, Print

Mel Ramos

Banana Split, 2000
36 x 40 inch
Print

$6,750

Mel Ramos, Miss Kiss (Lightbox), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

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

$50,000

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

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Drawing Lesson, Print

Mel Ramos

Drawing Lesson, 2016
31.5 x 33.1 inch
Print

$6,308

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, The pause that refreshes #2, Print

Mel Ramos

The pause that refreshes #2, 2005
34.6 x 23.2 inch
Print

$5,591

Mel Ramos, Micronite Mary, Print

Mel Ramos

Micronite Mary, 1997
28.7 x 22.4 inch
Print

$3,440

Mel Ramos, Caramello Caramio, Print

Mel Ramos

Caramello Caramio, 2007
44.9 x 27.6 inch
Print

$9,175

Mel Ramos, Reese's Rose, Print

Mel Ramos

Reese's Rose, 2009
45 x 27.5 inch
Print

$6,500

Mel Ramos, Double Mint, Print

Mel Ramos

Double Mint, 2005
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$5,677 $6,308

Mel Ramos, Fraulein French Fries, Print

Mel Ramos

Fraulein French Fries, 2002
17.7 x 17.7 inch
Print

$3,096 $3,440

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo Marilyn, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marilyn, 2002
31.5 x 23 inch
Print

$5,000

Mel Ramos, Garadol Gertie, Print

Mel Ramos

Garadol Gertie, 1979
31 x 27 inch
Print

$6,000

Mel Ramos, Fantomas, Print

Mel Ramos

Fantomas, 2009
47 x 31.5 inch
Print

$3,000

Mel Ramos, Navel Orange, Print

Mel Ramos

Navel Orange, 2013
11 x 9 inch
Print

$2,000

Mel Ramos, Photoshop CS, Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Photoshop CS, 2008
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$3,670

Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman, 1981
25 x 20 inch
Print

$2,500

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss, 2004
34 x 23 x 1 inch
Print

$13,500

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Ode to Moe, Drawing

Mel Ramos

Ode to Moe, 1982
18 x 30.4 inch
Drawing

$27,524

Mel Ramos, Dionus, Print

Mel Ramos

Dionus, 2002
33.9 x 22 inch
Print

$5,695

Mel Ramos, Have a Havanna 10, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havanna 10, 2015
29.5 x 45.3 inch
Print

$8,876

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Tyra Tyre, Print

Mel Ramos

Tyra Tyre, 2005
29.9 x 23.2 inch
Print

$6,881

Mel Ramos, Have a Havanna 4, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havanna 4, 2001
33.5 x 35.4 inch
Print

$6,652

Mel Ramos, Have a Havanna 7, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havanna 7, 2008
28.7 x 45.7 inch
Print

$10,092

Mel Ramos, I still get a thrill when I see Bill, Print

Mel Ramos

I still get a thrill when I see Bill, 1978
28 x 20.9 inch
Print

$917

Mel Ramos, Giant Panda, Print

Mel Ramos

Giant Panda, 2012
34.6 x 42.5 inch
Print

$4,358

Mel Ramos, La Bomba, Print

Mel Ramos

La Bomba, 2012
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$2,294

Mel Ramos, The Pause that refreshes, Sculpture

Mel Ramos

The Pause that refreshes, 2001
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$3,211

Mel Ramos, Phantom Lady, Print

Mel Ramos

Phantom Lady, 1990
37.5 x 30 inch
Print

$4,455

Mel Ramos, Kisses, Print

Mel Ramos

Kisses, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$6,308

Mel Ramos, Burning Flame, Print

Mel Ramos

Burning Flame, 2012
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$7,741 $8,601

Mel Ramos, St. Pauli I, Print

Mel Ramos

St. Pauli I, 2003
25 x 21.1 x 0.2 inch
Print

$1,709

Mel Ramos, Miss America, Print

Mel Ramos

Miss America, 2008
35.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Print

$3,670

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss, 2004
31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch
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Mel Ramos, Hunt's, Print

Mel Ramos

Hunt's, 2013
31.1 x 23.2 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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