Mel Ramos

United States  • 1935  - 2018

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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, Mel Ramos hijacks classics of art history as Edward Manet's Olympia or Jacques-Louis David's « Amour et Psyché ».

Mel Ramos' 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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Print, Manet’s Olympia, Mel Ramos

Manet’s Olympia

Mel Ramos

Print - 50.8 x 67.3 cm Print - 20 x 26.5 inch

$4,000

Fine Art Drawings, Pucci Pants, Mel Ramos

Pucci Pants

Mel Ramos

Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 19 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.7 x 7.5 inch

$4,500

Sculpture, Candy II (Snickers), Mel Ramos

Candy II (Snickers)

Mel Ramos

Sculpture - 76.2 x 55.9 x 7.6 cm Sculpture - 30 x 22 x 3 inch

$50,000

Print, Phantom-Lady (Black), Mel Ramos

Phantom-Lady (Black)

Mel Ramos

Print - 77.5 x 61 cm Print - 30.5 x 24 inch

$3,500

Print, Superman, Mel Ramos

Superman

Mel Ramos

Print - 115.6 x 85.1 cm Print - 45.5 x 33.5 inch

$3,500

Print, Wonder Woman, Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman

Mel Ramos

Print - 63.5 x 50.8 cm Print - 25 x 20 inch

$2,500

Print, Tyra Tyre, Mel Ramos

Tyra Tyre

Mel Ramos

Print - 74.9 x 58.4 cm Print - 29.5 x 23 inch

$6,000

Print, Fantomas, Mel Ramos

Fantomas

Mel Ramos

Print - 119.4 x 80 cm Print - 47 x 31.5 inch

$3,950

Print, Velasquez Vision, Mel Ramos

Velasquez Vision

Mel Ramos

Print - 50.8 x 68.6 cm Print - 20 x 27 inch

$3,700

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

The Pause that Refreshes (Drew Barrymore)

Mel Ramos

Print - 86.4 x 58.4 cm Print - 34 x 23 inch

$4,500

Print, For-Ever, Mel Ramos

For-Ever

Mel Ramos

Print - 96.5 x 81.3 cm Print - 38 x 32 inch

$3,500

Print, Fraulein French Fries, Mel Ramos

Fraulein French Fries

Mel Ramos

Print - 45.1 x 45.1 cm Print - 17.75 x 17.75 inch

$2,500

Print, St. Pauli I, Mel Ramos

St. Pauli I

Mel Ramos

Print - 63.5 x 53.5 x 0.5 cm Print - 25 x 21.1 x 0.2 inch

$1,691

Sculpture, Golden Delicious, Mel Ramos

Golden Delicious

Mel Ramos

Sculpture - 61 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm Sculpture - 24 x 16 x 1.5 inch

$18,500

Print, Peek a Boo Marylin 3, Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marylin 3

Mel Ramos

Print - 80 x 58.4 cm Print - 31.5 x 23 inch

$6,500

Print, Mixed Nuts, Mel Ramos

Mixed Nuts

Mel Ramos

Print - 71.1 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm Print - 28 x 20 x 1.5 inch

$5,000

Print, Hav a Havana #8, Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #8

Mel Ramos

Print - 74.9 x 114.3 cm Print - 29.5 x 45 inch

$6,500

Print, Peek a Boo Marilyn 1, Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marilyn 1

Mel Ramos

Print - 80 x 58.4 cm Print - 31.5 x 23 inch

$7,500

Print, Hav a Havana IV - Davidoff, Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana IV - Davidoff

Mel Ramos

Print - 88.9 x 86.4 cm Print - 35 x 34 inch

$8,250

Print, Hav a Havana #2, Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #2

Mel Ramos

Print - 80 x 49.5 cm Print - 31.5 x 19.5 inch

$8,500

Sculpture, Miss Kiss (Lightbox), Mel Ramos

Miss Kiss (Lightbox)

Mel Ramos

Sculpture - 76.2 x 58.4 x 25.4 cm Sculpture - 30 x 23 x 10 inch

$50,000

Print, Martini Miss, Mel Ramos

Martini Miss

Mel Ramos

Print - 86.4 x 58.4 x 2.5 cm Print - 34 x 23 x 1 inch

$7,500

Print, Gitanes, Mel Ramos

Gitanes

Mel Ramos

Print - 78.7 x 57.2 cm Print - 31 x 22.5 inch

$3,850

Print, Lola Cola, Mel Ramos

Lola Cola

Mel Ramos

Print - 77.5 x 63.5 cm Print - 30.5 x 25 inch

$4,000

Print, Pepsi Cola, Mel Ramos

Pepsi Cola

Mel Ramos

Print - 40.6 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm Print - 16 x 16 x 1 inch

$2,250

Print, Hav a Havana #6, Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #6

Mel Ramos

Print - 57.2 x 57.2 cm Print - 22.5 x 22.5 inch

$5,000

Print, Giant Panda, Mel Ramos

Giant Panda

Mel Ramos

Print - 64.8 x 73.7 cm Print - 25.5 x 29 inch

$4,000

Print, Reese's Rose, Mel Ramos

Reese's Rose

Mel Ramos

Print - 114.3 x 69.9 cm Print - 45 x 27.5 inch

$5,000

Print, Candy, Mel Ramos

Candy

Mel Ramos

Print - 62.2 x 50.8 cm Print - 24.5 x 20 inch

$3,250

Print, Banana Split, Mel Ramos

Banana Split

Mel Ramos

Print - 91.4 x 101.6 cm Print - 36 x 40 inch

$4,500

Print, Top Flite II, Mel Ramos

Top Flite II

Mel Ramos

Print - 81.3 x 71.1 cm Print - 32 x 28 inch

$5,500

Sculpture, Peek a Boo #1, Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo #1

Mel Ramos

Sculpture - 100.3 x 74.9 x 7 cm Sculpture - 39.5 x 29.5 x 2.75 inch

$50,000

Print, Lola Cola, Mel Ramos

Lola Cola

Mel Ramos

Print - 87.6 x 58.4 cm Print - 34.5 x 23 inch

$6,500

Print, Hav a Havana I, Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana I

Mel Ramos

Print - 39.4 x 68.6 cm Print - 15.5 x 27 inch

$15,000

Print, Peek a Boo Marilyn 2, Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marilyn 2

Mel Ramos

Print - 80 x 58.4 cm Print - 31.5 x 23 inch

$6,500

Print, Hav-A-Havana #10, Mel Ramos

Hav-A-Havana #10

Mel Ramos

Print - 75 x 115 x 0.05 cm Print - 29.5 x 45.3 x 0 inch

$6,242

Print, The rounder, Mel Ramos

The rounder

Mel Ramos

Print - 110 x 63 cm Print - 43.3 x 24.8 inch

$3,178

Print, Tea at 5 pm, Mel Ramos

Tea at 5 pm

Mel Ramos

Print - 59.5 x 70 x 2 cm Print - 23.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$6,242

Print, Suzy Soup, Mel Ramos

Suzy Soup

Mel Ramos

Print - 23 x 15.5 cm Print - 9.1 x 6.1 inch

$2,837

Print, Have a Havanna 4, Mel Ramos

Have a Havanna 4

Mel Ramos

Print - 85 x 90 cm Print - 33.5 x 35.4 inch

$6,582

Print, Hav a Havana #3, Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #3

Mel Ramos

Print - 57.2 x 57.2 cm Print - 22.5 x 22.5 inch

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Print, Garadol Gertie, Mel Ramos

Garadol Gertie

Mel Ramos

Print - 78.7 x 68.6 cm Print - 31 x 27 inch

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The artistic movements of the artists are: Pop Culture Street Artists, Erotic Pop Art
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The year of birth of the artist is: 1935