PUBLISHER
Kerber

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 200 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2003

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783933040886 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00

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Not available

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Mel Ramos

Artwork by Mel Ramos. Edited by Thomas Levy. Text by Belinda Grace Gardner.

Eroticism, women, sex, women, fetishism, women and obsession--of all the pop artists, it is perhaps Mel Ramos who has dealt most intensively and consistently with these enjoyable subjects. Always bright, always provocative, and always entertaining, his appropriations of some of the most vulgar yet familiar imagery to come out of the 1960s and 1970s advertising world never fail to make the viewer blush with shame and almost simultaneously question such a moralistic reaction. If at first sight his paintings and graphic works are mistaken for typical, if raunchy, product placements, the absurdity of a naked girlie riding a giant cigar soon becomes apparent, as does the subtle surrealism of another naked pinup girl holding a giant spark plug in front of a corporate emblem. Sex and consumer culture never looked so good together, or so parodic.
Mel Ramos

STATUS: Out of print | 11/25/2008

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