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Mel Ramos

United States Born in: 1935 Masterpieces

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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Mel Ramos, Tyra Tyre, Print

Mel Ramos

Tyra Tyre, 2004
74.9 x 58.4 cm
Print

$9,750

Mel Ramos, Pucci Pants, Fine Art Drawings

Mel Ramos

Pucci Pants, 2015
22 x 19 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,500

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

Mel Ramos

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

$50,000

Mel Ramos, Phantom-Lady (Black), Print

Mel Ramos

Phantom-Lady (Black), 1990
77.5 x 61 cm
Print

$3,500

Mel Ramos, Superman, Print

Mel Ramos

Superman, 2006
115.6 x 85.1 cm
Print

$3,950

Mel Ramos, Manet’s Olympia, Print

Mel Ramos

Manet’s Olympia, 1974
50.8 x 67.3 cm
Print

$4,000

Mel Ramos, Fantomas, Print

Mel Ramos

Fantomas, 2009
119.4 x 80 cm
Print

$3,950

Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman, 1981
63.5 x 50.8 cm
Print

$2,500

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Tyra Tyre, Print

Mel Ramos

Tyra Tyre, 2005
76 x 59 cm
Print

$6,931

Mel Ramos, Miss America, Print

Mel Ramos

Miss America, 2008
89.9 x 69.9 x 3 cm
Print

$2,700

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Velasquez Vision, Print

Mel Ramos

Velasquez Vision, 1981
50.8 x 68.6 cm
Print

$3,700

Mel Ramos, Lola Cola, Print

Mel Ramos

Lola Cola, 2004
87.6 x 58.4 cm
Print

$8,500

Mel Ramos, Pepsi Cola, Print

Mel Ramos

Pepsi Cola, 2005
40.6 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm
Print

$2,250

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo Marylin 3, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marylin 3, 2002
80 x 58.4 cm
Print

$7,500

Mel Ramos, Fraulein French Fries, Print

Mel Ramos

Fraulein French Fries, 2002
45.1 x 45.1 cm
Print

$2,850

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo Marilyn 2, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marilyn 2, 2002
80 x 58.4 cm
Print

$5,000

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana I, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana I, 1996
39.4 x 68.6 cm
Print

$15,000

Mel Ramos, I Get a Thrill When I See Bill #1, Print

Mel Ramos

I Get a Thrill When I See Bill #1, 1979
72.4 x 53.3 cm
Print

$2,500

Mel Ramos, Navel Oranges, Print

Mel Ramos

Navel Oranges, 2013
21 x 18 cm
Print

$1,097

Mel Ramos, Gitanes, Print

Mel Ramos

Gitanes, 2001
78.7 x 57.2 cm
Print

$4,500

Mel Ramos, Micronite Mary, Print

Mel Ramos

Micronite Mary, 2001
53.3 x 45.7 cm
Print

$5,000

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana #3, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #3, 1999
57.2 x 57.2 cm
Print

$3,600

Mel Ramos, Lola Cola, Print

Mel Ramos

Lola Cola, 2004
77.5 x 63.5 cm
Print

$4,000

Mel Ramos, The Pause that Refreshes (Drew Barrymore), Print

Mel Ramos

The Pause that Refreshes (Drew Barrymore), 2005
86.4 x 58.4 cm
Print

$5,750

Mel Ramos, For-Ever, Print

Mel Ramos

For-Ever, 2000
96.5 x 81.3 cm
Print

$3,500

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana #6, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #6, 2005
57.2 x 57.2 cm
Print

$6,000

Mel Ramos, Mixed Nuts, Print

Mel Ramos

Mixed Nuts, 2008
71.1 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm
Print

$5,000

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo Marilyn 1, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marilyn 1, 2002
80 x 58.4 cm
Print

$7,500

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana IV - Davidoff, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana IV - Davidoff, 2001
88.9 x 86.4 cm
Print

$8,250

Mel Ramos, Giant Panda, Print

Mel Ramos

Giant Panda, 2012
64.8 x 73.7 cm
Print

$4,000

Mel Ramos, Reese's Rose, Print

Mel Ramos

Reese's Rose, 2009
114.3 x 69.9 cm
Print

$6,500

Mel Ramos, Candy, Print

Mel Ramos

Candy, 1981
62.2 x 50.8 cm
Print

$3,250

Mel Ramos, Banana Split, Print

Mel Ramos

Banana Split, 2000
91.4 x 101.6 cm
Print

$6,750

Mel Ramos, Top Flite II, Print

Mel Ramos

Top Flite II, 2001
81.3 x 71.1 cm
Print

$13,500

Mel Ramos, Golden Delicious, Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Golden Delicious, 2011
61 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm
Sculpture

$18,500

Mel Ramos, Suzy Soup | Campbell's Blonde, Print

Mel Ramos

Suzy Soup | Campbell's Blonde, 2010
23 x 16 cm
Print

$1,444

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo #1, Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo #1, 2012
100.3 x 74.9 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$50,000

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana #8, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #8, 2011
74.9 x 114.3 cm
Print

$11,500

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana #2, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #2, 1998
80 x 49.5 cm
Print

$15,000

Mel Ramos, Miss Kiss (Lightbox), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

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

$50,000

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss, 2004
86.4 x 58.4 x 2.5 cm
Print

$13,500

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

Mel Ramos

I still get a thrill when I see Bill, 1978
71 x 53 cm
Print

$924

Mel Ramos, La Bomba, Print

Mel Ramos

La Bomba, 2012
80 x 60 cm
Print

$2,310

Mel Ramos, St. Pauli I, Print

Mel Ramos

St. Pauli I, 2003
63.5 x 53.5 x 0.5 cm
Print

$1,721

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Drawing Lesson, Print

Mel Ramos

Drawing Lesson, 2016
80 x 84 cm
Print

$6,354

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

Mel Ramos

The pause that refreshes #2, 2005
88 x 59 cm
Print

$5,632

Mel Ramos, Camilla, Print

Mel Ramos

Camilla, 1963
105 x 91 cm
Print

$2,888

Mel Ramos, Phantom Lady, Print

Mel Ramos

Phantom Lady, 1990
95.3 x 76.2 cm
Print

$4,488

Mel Ramos, Almdudler’s Fabulous Blond, Print

Mel Ramos

Almdudler’s Fabulous Blond, 2017
89.5 x 58 cm
Print

$9,819

Mel Ramos, Hav-a-Havana #5 (Davidoff 2) | Havanna, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana #5 (Davidoff 2) | Havanna, 2002
53.5 x 89.5 cm
Print

$13,863

Mel Ramos, Have a Havanna 10, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havanna 10, 2015
75 x 115 cm
Print

$8,941

Mel Ramos, Have a Havanna 4, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havanna 4, 2001
85 x 90 cm
Print

$6,700

Mel Ramos, Have a Havanna 7, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havanna 7, 2008
73 x 116 cm
Print

$10,166

Mel Ramos, Micronite Mary, Print

Mel Ramos

Micronite Mary, 1997
73 x 57 cm
Print

$3,466

Mel Ramos, Drawing Lesson, Print

Mel Ramos

Drawing Lesson, 2016
84 x 80 cm
Print

$9,819

Mel Ramos, Tea at 5 pm, Print

Mel Ramos

Tea at 5 pm, 2008
59.5 x 70 x 2 cm
Print

$6,816

Mel Ramos, Lola Cola #5 - Gold, Print

Mel Ramos

Lola Cola #5 - Gold, 2018
80 x 58 cm
Print

$17,328

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Ode to Moe, Fine Art Drawings

Mel Ramos

Ode to Moe, 1982
45.8 x 77.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

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Mel Ramos, Garadol Gertie, Print

Mel Ramos

Garadol Gertie, 1979
78.7 x 68.6 cm
Print

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Mel Ramos, Caramello Caramio, Print

Mel Ramos

Caramello Caramio, 2007
114 x 70 cm
Print

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