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Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 96 pgs / 59 color / 9 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 140   

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Mel Ramos: Superman at the Supermarket

Edited by Thomas Levy. Text by Konstantin Jacoby.

In the early 1960s, Mel Ramos (born 1935), one of the first artists to embrace Pop art, abandoned Abstract Expressionism and began to produce the work for which he is best known: glossy, flat paintings of idealized, voluptuous female nudes emerging from banana peels, lounging on top of cigars or caressing bottles of ketchup. Taking advertising’s enduring maxim "sex sells" to its most extreme ends, Ramos poses the nude female figure in erotic, occasionally even vulgar, positions on top of the most banal consumer goods. Beauty queens, martini glasses, nude Hollywood starlets and hamburgers are given equal attention in Ramos’ artistic universe; if Ramos has been criticized for commodifying the female form it must also be acknowledged that he eroticizes the commodity. Mel Ramos: Superman at the Supermarket is a homage to Ramos, published in celebration of his 80th birthday.
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ISBN: 9783735602848
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Mel Ramos: Superman at the Supermarket

MEL RAMOS: SUPERMAN AT THE SUPERMARKET

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ISBN: 9783735601667
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Pub Date: 3/22/2016
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ISBN: 9783903004443
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Pub Date: 2/23/2016
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ISBN: 9783866788596
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Pub Date: 3/31/2014
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