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Mel Ramos

Melvin J. Ramos (b. 1935, Sacramento, California; d. 2018, Oakland, California) spent six decades experimenting with Pop imagery and the female form. Internationally acclaimed for his ironic depictions of female nudes that are incongruously coupled with branded objects, Ramos’ work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as internationally. Evolving from his early Pop portraits of comic book heroines in the 1960s, Ramos’ later series humorously explored the idealization and depiction of the female form in art, fashion and advertising. Ramos’ paintings are in numerous permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, amongst others.

Mel Ramos in his studio

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Featured Works

— Mel Ramos

Currently On View

50 Years of Hyperrealist Sculpture

22 November , 2019— 8 January, 2023

Previous Exhibitions

Art Miami 2019

Art Miami 2019

Featuring Mel Ramos Paintings - Booth #AM412

3 December — 8 December, 2019

Art Miami 2018 Booth

Art Miami 2018

4 December — 9 December, 2018

Female Heroes of 1963 - Mel Ramos Exhibition

Mel Ramos

Female Heroes of 1963

11 October — 10 November, 2018

Painting by Mel Ramos

Mel Ramos

The Pop Art Decade (1960's)

1 February — 28 February, 2014

Mel Ramos: Selections from the Retrospective

Returning from the 6 Museum European Tour

1 March — 31 March, 2012

Mel Ramos

Very Recent Work

1 November , 2008— 31 January, 2009

Recent Press
— Mel Ramos

The Image Is Erotic. But Is It Art?
Mel Ramos
The New York Times, 20/01/2009

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