Poetry under extreme Conditions

100+ Drawings by

Mel Ramos
Women, pleasure, sex and entertainment – Mel Ramos´s images present the viewer with a dazzling, provocative, alluring and sometimes raunchy visual language.
The artist drapes his pin-up girls over painted commercial products in risqué, dynamic poses. Ramos became famous for these commercial pin-ups, as they are known, at the end of the 1960s and has since evolved into one of the art world´s most challenging contemporary artists. This catalogue is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on Mel Ramos’s drawings. It includes the artist´s sketches and drawings from the 1960s to the present day, demonstrating his inimitable style, which addresses everyday myths and the synthetic dreams of the media and the advertising world.

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"100+ Drawings by"

June 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-444-4

17,00 x 24,00 cm

128 Pages

113 colored and 30 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Thomas Levy
Klaus Schröder
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibitions Mel Ramos. Zeichnungen/Drawings, 30 August to 15 October 2010, LEVY Galerie, Hamburg, Mel Ramos. Arbeiten auf Papier, November to December 2010, Galerie Hafenrichter, Nuremberg, Mel Ramos. Zeichnungen, 19 January to 26 February 2011, Davis Klemm Gallery, Frankfurt/Main, and Mel Ramos. Das grafische Werk von 1965 bis heute. Eine Retrospektive, 20 January to 15 February 2011, Galerie Erhard Witzel, Wiesbaden.

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