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Mel Ramos

Mel Ramos

United States • Born in: 1935

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Pop Culture Street Artists

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American artists

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, Phantom-Lady (Black), Print

Mel Ramos

Phantom-Lady (Black), 1990 30.5 x 24 inch Print

$3,500

Mel Ramos, Pucci Pants, Fine Art Drawings

Mel Ramos

Pucci Pants, 2015 8.7 x 7.5 inch Fine Art Drawings

$4,500

Mel Ramos, Miss Kiss (Lightbox), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

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

$50,000

Mel Ramos, Superman, Print

Mel Ramos

Superman, 2006 45.5 x 33.5 inch Print

$4,500

Mel Ramos, Manet’s Olympia, Print

Mel Ramos

Manet’s Olympia, 1974 20 x 26.5 inch Print

$4,000

Mel Ramos, Fantomas, Print

Mel Ramos

Fantomas, 2009 47 x 31.5 inch Print

$3,950

Mel Ramos, Tyra Tyre, Print

Mel Ramos

Tyra Tyre, 2004 29.5 x 23 inch Print

$9,750

Mel Ramos, Miss America, Print

Mel Ramos

Miss America, 2008 35.4 x 27.5 x 1.2 inch Print

$2,700

Mel Ramos, Wonder Woman, Print

Mel Ramos

Wonder Woman, 1981 25 x 20 inch Print

$2,500

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

Mel Ramos

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

$830

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Velasquez Vision, Print

Mel Ramos

Velasquez Vision, 1981 20 x 27 inch Print

$3,700

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo Marylin 3, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marylin 3, 2002 31.5 x 23 inch Print

$7,500

Mel Ramos, Fraulein French Fries, Print

Mel Ramos

Fraulein French Fries, 2002 17.75 x 17.75 inch Print

$2,850

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

Mel Ramos

The Pause that Refreshes (Drew Barrymore), 2005 34 x 23 inch Print

$5,750

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana #8, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #8, 2011 29.5 x 45 inch Print

$11,500

Mel Ramos, Golden Delicious, Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Golden Delicious, 2011 24 x 16 x 1.5 inch Sculpture

$18,500

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo Marilyn 1, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marilyn 1, 2002 31.5 x 23 inch Print

$7,500

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana IV - Davidoff, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana IV - Davidoff, 2001 35 x 34 inch Print

$8,250

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana #2, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #2, 1998 31.5 x 19.5 inch Print

$15,000

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss, 2004 34 x 23 x 1 inch Print

$13,500

Mel Ramos, La Bomba, Print

Mel Ramos

La Bomba, 2012 31.5 x 23.6 inch Print

$2,074

Mel Ramos, Tea at 5 pm, Print

Mel Ramos

Tea at 5 pm, 2008 23.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch Print

$7,154

Mel Ramos, Navel Oranges, Print

Mel Ramos

Navel Oranges, 2013 8.3 x 7.1 inch Print

$985

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, St. Pauli I, Print

Mel Ramos

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

$1,545

Mel Ramos, Camilla, Print

Mel Ramos

Camilla, 1963 41.3 x 35.8 inch Print

$2,592

Mel Ramos, Lola Cola, Print

Mel Ramos

Lola Cola, 2004 30.5 x 25 inch Print

$4,000

Mel Ramos, Giant Panda, Print

Mel Ramos

Giant Panda, 2012 25.5 x 29 inch Print

$4,000

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo #1, Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo #1, 2012 39.5 x 29.5 x 2.75 inch Sculpture

$50,000

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana I, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana I, 1996 15.5 x 27 inch Print

$15,000

Mel Ramos, Gitanes, Print

Mel Ramos

Gitanes, 2001 31 x 22.5 inch Print

$4,500

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana #3, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #3, 1999 22.5 x 22.5 inch Print

$3,600

Mel Ramos, For-Ever, Print

Mel Ramos

For-Ever, 2000 38 x 32 inch Print

$3,500

Mel Ramos, Pepsi Cola, Print

Mel Ramos

Pepsi Cola, 2005 16 x 16 x 1 inch Print

$2,250

Mel Ramos, Candy, Print

Mel Ramos

Candy, 1981 24.5 x 20 inch Print

$3,250

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

Mel Ramos

I Get a Thrill When I See Bill #1, 1979 28.5 x 21 inch Print

$2,500

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Drawing Lesson, Print

Mel Ramos

Drawing Lesson, 2016 31.5 x 33.1 inch Print

$5,703

Mel Ramos, Have a Havanna 4, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havanna 4, 2001 33.5 x 35.4 inch Print

$6,014

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

Mel Ramos

Hav-a-Havana #5 (Davidoff 2) | Havanna, 2002 21.1 x 35.2 inch Print

$12,443

Mel Ramos, Lola Cola, Print

Mel Ramos

Lola Cola, 2004 34.5 x 23 inch Print

$8,500

Mel Ramos, Top Flite II, Print

Mel Ramos

Top Flite II, 2001 32 x 28 inch Print

$13,500

Mel Ramos, Hav a Havana #6, Print

Mel Ramos

Hav a Havana #6, 2005 22.5 x 22.5 inch Print

$6,000

Mel Ramos, Mixed Nuts, Print

Mel Ramos

Mixed Nuts, 2008 28 x 20 x 1.5 inch Print

$5,000

Mel Ramos, Reese's Rose, Print

Mel Ramos

Reese's Rose, 2009 45 x 27.5 inch Print

$6,500

Mel Ramos, Peek a Boo Marilyn 2, Print

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo Marilyn 2, 2002 31.5 x 23 inch Print

$5,000

Mel Ramos, Banana Split, Print

Mel Ramos

Banana Split, 2000 36 x 40 inch Print

$6,750

Mel Ramos, Phantom Lady, Print

Mel Ramos

Phantom Lady, 1990 37.5 x 30 inch Print

$4,028

Mel Ramos, Micronite Mary, Print

Mel Ramos

Micronite Mary, 1990 28.75 x 22.5 inch Print

$3,000

Mel Ramos, Fussball Fanny, Print

Mel Ramos

Fussball Fanny, 1998 30.5 x 21.25 inch Print

$3,500

Mel Ramos, Lola Cola #5 - Gold, Print

Mel Ramos

Lola Cola #5 - Gold, 2018 31.5 x 22.8 inch Print

$9,850

Mel Ramos, Suzy Soup, Print

Mel Ramos

Suzy Soup, 2010 9.1 x 6.1 inch Print

$2,592

Mel Ramos, Have a Havanna 10, Print

Mel Ramos

Have a Havanna 10, 2015 29.5 x 45.3 inch Print

$8,025

Mel Ramos, Caramello Caramio, Print

Mel Ramos

Caramello Caramio, 2007 44.9 x 27.6 inch Print

$8,295

Mel Ramos, Almdudler’s Fabulous Blond, Print

Mel Ramos

Almdudler’s Fabulous Blond, 2017 35.2 x 22.8 inch Print

$7,777

Mel Ramos, Drawing Lesson, Print

Mel Ramos

Drawing Lesson, 2016 33.1 x 31.5 inch Print

$7,777

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

Mel Ramos

Ode to Moe, 1982 18 x 30.4 inch Fine Art Drawings

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

Mel Ramos

Suzy Soup | Campbell's Blonde, 2010 9.1 x 6.3 inch Print

Sold

Mel Ramos, Garadol Gertie, Print

Mel Ramos

Garadol Gertie, 1979 31 x 27 inch Print

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Mel Ramos, The Pause that refreshes, Sculpture

Mel Ramos

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

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Who is the artist?

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.

What is Mel Ramos’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Pop Culture Street Artists

When was Mel Ramos born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1935