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Mel Ramos

Nile Queen Exhibition Poster Signed, 1999

Lithograph
33 3/10 × 23 2/5 in
84.5 × 59.5 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
£1,100
location
London
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Fears and Kahn
London
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Original 1999 promotional poster for the Mel Ramos exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, …

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Original 1999 promotional poster for the Mel Ramos exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

First edition colour offset lithograph. Hand signed by the artist in ink.

Rolled.

L 84.5cm x W 59.5cm

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Fears and Kahn
Mel Ramos
American, 1935–2018
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Mel Ramos’s provocative, humorous paintings mix idealized nude women with the imagery of popular culture—Coca Cola bottles, movie posters, and the like. A prolific artist from his emergence in the 1960s onward, Ramos has often based his nudes on the female celebrities of the day, from Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson. His style references the sensuality and glossy flatness of pin-ups and Playboy spreads and has drawn the ire of feminists and art critics alike, despite Ramos’s assertion that his works are “apolitical”. Though clearly aligned with Pop art in his appropriation of imagery from mass media and consumer products, Ramos calls his practice rooted in Surrealism and its emphasis on “absurd conjunctions”—in his case, a beautiful nude woman emerging from a Snickers wrapper or lounging seductively in a banana split.

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Original 1999 promotional poster for the Mel Ramos exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, …

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Original 1999 promotional poster for the Mel Ramos exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

First edition colour offset lithograph. Hand signed by the artist in ink.

Rolled.

L 84.5cm x W 59.5cm

Image rights
Fears and Kahn
Mel Ramos
American, 1935–2018
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Mel Ramos’s provocative, humorous paintings mix idealized nude women with the imagery of popular culture—Coca Cola bottles, movie posters, and the like. A prolific artist from his emergence in the 1960s onward, Ramos has often based his nudes on the female celebrities of the day, from Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson. His style references the sensuality and glossy flatness of pin-ups and Playboy spreads and has drawn the ire of feminists and art critics alike, despite Ramos’s assertion that his works are “apolitical”. Though clearly aligned with Pop art in his appropriation of imagery from mass media and consumer products, Ramos calls his practice rooted in Surrealism and its emphasis on “absurd conjunctions”—in his case, a beautiful nude woman emerging from a Snickers wrapper or lounging seductively in a banana split.

Mel Ramos

Nile Queen Exhibition Poster Signed, 1999

Lithograph
33 3/10 × 23 2/5 in
84.5 × 59.5 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
£1,100
location
London
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