Original Silkscreen print, 2007, in 28 colours, signed by the artist in pencil
Size: Image: 94,5 x 58 cm ; Paper 114 x 69,7 cm
Published by: Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna
Printed by: Carint S Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
Reference: “Mel Ramos - Definitive catalogue raisonne of Original prints” Edited by Galerie Ernst Hilger and the Estate of Mel Ramos (Pages 122/123)
Note: Mel Ramos was an American figurative painter and is considered an important proponent of the Pop art movement. His paintings, often depicting nude women, were a satire on how women’s bodies were used by mainstream advertising to sell products to male audiences. Though clearly aligned with Pop art in his appropriation of imagery from mass media and consumer products, Ramos calls his practice rooted in Surrealism and its emphasis on “absurd conjunctions”—in his case, a beautiful nude woman emerging from a Snickers wrapper or lounging seductively in a banana split.