Mel Ramos

Superman at the Supermarket

In 1963 Mel Ramos, one of the first artists to embrace Pop Art, developed a preference for a tantalizing, seductive visual language. In typical Pop Art colors, beauty queens and nude Hollywood stars are combined with commodities to populate his paintings. In accordance with advertising aesthetics, he placed female bodies in erotic, occasionally vulgar poses on top of consumer goods, thus taking his theme from advertising’s enduring slogan, “sex sells.” This catalogue is an homage to Mel Ramos, in celebration of his eightieth birthday.

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Mel Ramos

September 2015

ISBN 978-3-7356-0166-7

16,00 × 23,00 cm

96 pages

59 colored and 10 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Thomas Levy

Text by
Konstantin Jacoby

Design by
Claas Möller,, Hamburg

Exhibition: "Superman at the Supermarket", 15.09. - 28.10.2015 LEVY Galerie , Hamburg. Accompanying: Kunsthaus Hannover is presenting an exhibition with prints by Mel Ramos.