PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Mel Ramos

Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings 1953-2015
At the beginning of the 1960s, Mel Ramos devoted himself to the central theme in his oeuvre, and developed the visual vocabulary that is so very characteristic for him: naked women adorning oversize advertising articles populate his colorful, two-dimensional oil paintings. Mel Ramos thus works with double entendre, since his works are formulations of an erotic fantasy that represents a fundamental pattern of marketing strategies in advertising. This publication records Mel Ramos´s entire painterly oeuvre, from the first works in the 1950s until today, hence demonstrating his enduring position in Pop Art.

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"Mel Ramos"

November 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0283-1 (D), 978-3-7356-0284-8 (ENG)

24,00 x 31,00 cm

320 Pages

615 colored and 58 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

two language editions

Languages: German, English

Thomas Levy
Belinda Grace Gardner
Design by
Claas Möller,, Hamburg

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