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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 113 color / 30 bw.

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Mel Ramos: 100+ Drawings

Edited by Thomas Levy. Text by Klaus Schröder.

Mel Ramos: 100+ DrawingsA leading figure in the West Coast Pop movement, American artist Mel Ramos (born 1935) blends sex and materialism in an openly raunchy iconography of liberated allure, everyday myths and the synthetic dreams of the advertising world. He first gained notoriety in the 1960s for his “commercial pin-ups,” voluptuous nude women draped over brand-name commercial products such as processed cheese, toothpaste, candy bars, soda pop and cigarettes. He continues to expand on this series today, now working in sculpture and tapestry in addition to painting and printmaking, variously incorporating the faces of famous actresses as a reflection of our celebrity-obsessed culture. This catalogue is the first to focus exclusively on Ramos's drawings. It includes sketches and drawings from the 1960s to the present day.

Featured image, Mel Ramos' Lola Cola, 1967, is reproduced from Mel Ramos: 100+ Drawings.

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FROM THE BOOK
"One of the aspects of Mel Ramos' art that was neglected for a long time is his drawings and acrylics. They are among the finest and most beautiful contemporary works created. Here Mel Ramos is the Old Master very easily forgotten due to the erotic triviality of the motifs. Mel Ramos sometimes traces the pencil more lightly, at other times with more virtuosity, shaping the body with subtle shades of grey. In these drawings Mel Ramos shows that he is exactly the kind of traditionalist who was able to contribute so much to the postmodernist version of Neo-Pop."

Klaus Schröder, excerpted from the text to Mel Ramos: 100+ Drawings.

MEL RAMOS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Mel Ramos: The Definitive Catalogue Raisonné of Original Prints

MEL RAMOS: THE DEFINITIVE CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF ORIGINAL PRINTS

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ISBN: 9783903320222
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Pub Date: 9/15/2020
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Mel Ramos: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings 1953–2015

MEL RAMOS: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF THE PAINTINGS 1953–2015

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ISBN: 9783735602848
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 2/28/2017
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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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Mel Ramos: Exceptional Editions

MEL RAMOS: EXCEPTIONAL EDITIONS

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ISBN: 9783903004443
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Pub Date: 2/23/2016
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Richard Müller & Mel Ramos: Beauty and the Beast

RICHARD MüLLER & MEL RAMOS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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ISBN: 9783866788596
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 3/31/2014
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