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Mel Ramos

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 Pop Art

  • Painting Nude

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  • Sculpture Nude

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Mel Ramos, Drawing Lesson, Print

Mel Ramos

Drawing Lesson, 2016
33.1 x 31.5 inch
Print

$5,948

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

Mel Ramos

Peek-a-boo II (Lightbox), 2012
39.4 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$52,344

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

Mel Ramos

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

$45,000

Mel Ramos, Pucci Pants, Drawing

Mel Ramos

Pucci Pants, 2015
8.7 x 7.5 inch
Drawing

$3,750

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Burning Flame - La Bomba, Print

Mel Ramos

Burning Flame - La Bomba, 2012
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$1,963

Mel Ramos, Campbell's Soup Blondes Tryptichon, Print

Mel Ramos

Campbell's Soup Blondes Tryptichon, 2016
11.8 x 26.8 inch
Print

$2,855

Mel Ramos, Starkist Stacey, Print

Mel Ramos

Starkist Stacey, 2014
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$4,759

Mel Ramos, Voyeur, Print

Mel Ramos

Voyeur, 2013
16.5 x 12.6 inch
Print

$3,569

Mel Ramos, Hunt`s, Print

Mel Ramos

Hunt`s, 2013
22 x 18.5 inch
Print

$4,759

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Fantomas, Print

Mel Ramos

Fantomas, 2009
35.4 x 25.6 inch
Print

$2,498

Mel Ramos, Micronite Mary, Print

Mel Ramos

Micronite Mary, 1997
28.7 x 22.4 inch
Print

$3,569

Mel Ramos, The Rounder, Print

Mel Ramos

The Rounder, 1999
36.2 x 19.3 inch
Print

$3,569

Mel Ramos, Candy Baby Ruth, Print

Mel Ramos

Candy Baby Ruth, 1981
24.4 x 20.1 inch
Print

$3,331

Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman, 2010
35.8 x 29.5 inch
Print

$2,498

Mel Ramos, Superman, Print

Mel Ramos

Superman, 2006
45.3 x 33.5 inch
Print

$2,498

Mel Ramos, Cat Woman II s/w, Print

Mel Ramos

Cat Woman II s/w, 2012
28.7 x 20.5 inch
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$2,498

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

Mel Ramos

Peek-a-boo #4, 2008
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$3,807

Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman, 1981
25 x 20 inch
Print

$2,500

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Giant Panda, Print

Mel Ramos

Giant Panda, 2012
34.6 x 39.4 inch
Print

$4,521

Mel Ramos, Elephant Seal, Print

Mel Ramos

Elephant Seal, 2013
24.8 x 30.7 inch
Print

$4,164

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Chiquita, Print

Mel Ramos

Chiquita, 1979
36.2 x 27.6 inch
Print

$4,164

Mel Ramos, Hav-a-Havana VI, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana VI, 2005
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$5,948

Mel Ramos, Lola Cola #4 / bottle, Print

Mel Ramos

Lola Cola #4 / bottle, 2004
34.6 x 22.8 inch
Print

$8,327

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

Mel Ramos

The pause that refreshes #2 (Cola drinking glass), 2005
34.6 x 22.8 inch
Print

$5,948

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Dunkin`Donuts, Print

Mel Ramos

Dunkin`Donuts, 2006
48 x 32.7 inch
Print

$5,948

Mel Ramos, Titleist Tillie, Print

Mel Ramos

Titleist Tillie, 2007
45.3 x 30.3 inch
Print

$5,948

Mel Ramos, Tootsie Roll, Print

Mel Ramos

Tootsie Roll, 2007
30.3 x 45.3 inch
Print

$4,759

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Monterey Jackie, Print

Mel Ramos

Monterey Jackie, 2010
31.9 x 23.6 inch
Print

$5,948

Mel Ramos, Miss Kiss, Print

Mel Ramos

Miss Kiss, 2012
31.5 x 23.2 inch
Print

$5,948

Mel Ramos, Maidenform Molly, Print

Mel Ramos

Maidenform Molly, 2014
13.4 x 11 inch
Print

$4,521

Mel Ramos, Playboy Bunny, Print

Mel Ramos

Playboy Bunny, 2012
28.7 x 21.3 inch
Print

$3,926

Mel Ramos, Gitanes, Print

Mel Ramos

Gitanes, 1999
30.7 x 22.4 inch
Print

$4,759

Mel Ramos, The Princess, Print

Mel Ramos

The Princess, 1979
36.2 x 27.6 inch
Print

$5,353

Mel Ramos, Senorita Rio, Print

Mel Ramos

Senorita Rio, 2000
38.2 x 33.9 inch
Print

$5,353

Mel Ramos, Dionus, Print

Mel Ramos

Dionus, 2002
33.5 x 22 inch
Print

$5,948

Mel Ramos, Nude Descending a Staircase, Print

Mel Ramos

Nude Descending a Staircase, 2011
40.9 x 29.5 inch
Print

$4,759

Mel Ramos, Gardol Gertie / Colgate, Print

Mel Ramos

Gardol Gertie / Colgate, 1979
36.2 x 27.6 inch
Print

$5,353

Mel Ramos, Hav-a-Havana II, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana II, 1999
22.4 x 22.4 inch
Print

$3,807

Mel Ramos, Aqua Girl, Print

Mel Ramos

Aqua Girl, 1979
31.1 x 27.2 inch
Print

$5,948

Mel Ramos, Planters, Print

Mel Ramos

Planters, 2008
27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Print

$3,331

Mel Ramos, Miss Kiss (Lightbox), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

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

$35,000

Mel Ramos, O from the Hollywood Suite, Painting

Mel Ramos

O from the Hollywood Suite, 2009
41 x 31 x 1 inch
Painting

$250,000

Mel Ramos, Y from the Hollywood Suite, Painting

Mel Ramos

Y from the Hollywood Suite, 2009
41.3 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$250,000

Mel Ramos, Have a Havana #9 platin, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havana #9 platin, 2014
21.7 x 36.6 inch
Print

$11,896

Mel Ramos, Have a Havana #9, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havana #9, 2014
21.7 x 36.6 inch
Print

$6,543

Mel Ramos, Red Hots, Print

Mel Ramos

Red Hots, 2013
24.4 x 30.7 inch
Print

$6,543

Mel Ramos, Five Flavour Fannie (Life Savers), Print

Mel Ramos

Five Flavour Fannie (Life Savers), 2006
31.5 x 44.1 inch
Print

$9,517

Mel Ramos, Have a Havana 11, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havana 11, 2016
35 x 23.6 inch
Print

$10,707

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

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana XI (Havanna 11 / Partagas), 2016
35 x 23.6 inch
Print

$10,707

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

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana IV (Davidoff), 2001
33.5 x 35 inch
Print

$7,852

Mel Ramos, Toblerone Tess, Print

Mel Ramos

Toblerone Tess, 2007
30.3 x 44.5 inch
Print

$11,896

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss 2, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss 2, 2004
34.6 x 22.8 inch
Print

$8,327

Mel Ramos, Miss America, Print

Mel Ramos

Miss America, 2008
35.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Print

$3,807

Mel Ramos, Photoshop CS, Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Photoshop CS, 2008
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$3,807

Mel Ramos, Hav-a-Havana VII, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana VII, 2008
29.9 x 44.5 inch
Print

$14,276

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss, 2004
34 x 23 x 1 inch
Print

$9,750

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, Coco Chanel n°5 (coco cookie), Print

Mel Ramos

Coco Chanel n°5 (coco cookie), 2018
9.1 x 6.3 x 0.4 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, Martini Miss, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss, 2004
31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch
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