AN EARLY PERIOD PIECE
Mel Ramos is considered to be the West Coast counterpart to the Pop Movement. His work simultaneously celebrates and satirizes popular culture. Primarily known for his busty nudes in classical poses, Ramos brings a sensuality and historical awareness to Pop art. His work is represented in numerous major collections including: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; Kunsthaus Darmstadt, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.