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Mel Ramos (American, b.1935)
LOT ID: 79432
Elephant Seal, 2013

Lithograph
24.8 х 30.7 in. (62.99 x 77.98 cm.)
Signed, and numbered, lower recto
Edition of 199
Lot description
Mel Ramos (b.1935) is considered to be a leading artist to represent the Pop movement on the West Coast. His work simultaneously celebrates and satirizes popular culture, exploring the role of advertising through fine art, and the use of scantily clad women to sell products. Ramos reframes the traditional female nude in a contemporary consumer context, poking fun at the blatant exploitation of women to sell products.

Selected Public Collections:
Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, Texas)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA)
Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis, IN)
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (St. Louis, MO)
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.)
Elephant Seal by Mel Ramos
  • Elephant Seal by Mel Ramos
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