Hollywood Suite #8 O
Íl auf Leinwand, 102 x 76 cm
Mel Ramos, born in Sacramento CA in 1935, ranks among Wayne Thibaud and Ed Ruscha as one of the pioneers of West Coast Pop Art. It was in the beginning of the 1960's that he appeared with painted adoptions of comic heroes such as Batman and Superman and in doing so, captured a fixed place in the Olympus of the international Pop Art movement with his popular subjects. In the mid 1960's, pin-ups appeared on his canvases, which he drastically combined with consumer goods - a model with a Lucky Strike for example, a cigarette package or a Coca Cola bottle. The woman thus becomes the branding, the object of desire. In this, Ramos strives to capture the masculine view of the female sex that acts as a teaser such as that on a billboard.