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Mel Ramos

Tallulah Tucher, 2015

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Mel Ramos

Love it. Hate it. Or, just view it as a relic from another era worth your curiosity and study. However you feel about the classical age of advertising, you don’t have to look any further to find the origin of modern consumer culture—or the inspiration behind some of the 20th Century’s most important works of Pop Art.

Born in Sacramento, California in 1935, Mel Ramos worked alongside his Pop Art contemporaries to re-create mass culture and advertising as an artistic statement far away from its inspiration’s consumerist ideals. Ramos achieved this goal with bold, idiosyncratic style. Know primarily for his two most famous series—superheroes and female nudes he calls "commercial pin-ups”—his work is a distinct, daring commentary on the 20th Century and Western culture, and all the more so for its ability to dance between the inconspicuous and the overt.

Mel Ramos taught at California State University at Hayward between 1967 and 1997 and has exhibited extensively over the last 50 years. His works are included in numerous museum collections, including the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hamburger Kunsthalle, and mumok, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna.

Love it. Hate it. Or, just view it as a relic from another era worth your curiosity and study. However you feel about the classical age of advertising, you don’t have to look any further to find the origin of modern consumer culture—or the inspiration behind some of the 20th Century’s most important works of Pop Art.

Born in Sacramento, California in 1935, Mel Ramos worked alongside his Pop Art conte […] more

Tallulah Tucher, 2015

A very rare opportunity to acquire one of the artist’s works in a smaller format, Tallulah Tucher depicts this most classic of Ramos’ motifs in a striking offset lithography print. Those familiar with Ramos’ work will immediately recognize the figure and object as an undeniable representation of his most famous body of work, the “commercial pin-ups” in which female nudes emerge from candy wrappers, are draped into martini glasses, or—most notably—posed with any variety of consumable goods.

Tallulah Tucher sets itself apart from the rest of the artist’s oeuvre through a very special mix of black & white and color elements, a rare form of expression for Ramos—and one that further highlights the complex social commentary that runs behind this American Pop Art figure’s work. Signed and numbered on the front, this edition will bring a knowing wink to any wall—and any collection—it becomes a part of.

A very rare opportunity to acquire one of the artist’s works in a smaller format, Tallulah Tucher depicts this most classic of Ramos’ motifs in a striking offset lithography print. Those familiar with Ramos’ work will immediately recognize the figure and object as an undeniable representation of his most famous body of work, the “commercial […] more

Purchase Edition

Mel Ramos
Tallulah Tucher, 2015

Size:
23 x 16 cm

Material:
Offset lithography on paper

Edition:
499 + 50 HC + 50 AP, signed and numbered

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Art is a line around your thoughts.