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Mel Ramos

Top Flite 2, 2001

Lithography on vellum in 25 colors
27 4/5 × 22 3/5 in
70.5 × 57.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Düsseldorf
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Galerie Kellermann
Düsseldorf
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WVZ 115 / Gl 1-01
signed and numbered

WVZ 115 / Gl 1-01
signed and numbered

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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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Galerie Kellermann
Düsseldorf
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WVZ 115 / Gl 1-01
signed and numbered

WVZ 115 / Gl 1-01
signed and numbered

Medium
Print
Signature
Yes
Mel Ramos
American, 1935–2018
Follow

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

Top Flite 2, 2001

Lithography on vellum in 25 colors
27 4/5 × 22 3/5 in
70.5 × 57.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Düsseldorf
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