Limited edition lithograph by celebrated Californian artist Mel Ramos (1935-2018) titled Tyra Tire after the original. It is signed by the artist in the lower right and is hand numbered 206/500. In the lower left corner there is an embossed stamp by editor Georges Israel Editeur. It is produced on thick, Arches France. It was acquired from a European fine art dealer. It measures 24 inches x 29 inches. It is professionally matted and framed under glass, and it comes with a COA.

  • This piece comes with a COA
  • Dimensions:
  • 24IN x 29IN – 61cm x 74cm
  • Artist Name:
  • Mel Ramos
  • Medium:
  • Lithograph
  • Notes:
  • About The Artist: Mel Ramos was born July 24, 1935 in Sacramento, CA. The popularity of his works is evident in the fact that since 1959 he has participated in more than 120 group shows. He has enjoyed great success and critical acclaim as an adventuresome artist with the creativity and sense of humor it takes to remain on top. Mel Ramos received his first important recognition in the early 1960s. Ramos, along with other artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist, who produced art works that celebrated aspects of popular culture as represented in mass media. His paintings were shown along with theirs in major exhibitions of Pop Art both in this country and in Europe and were reproduced, often with irony, in books, catalogs, and periodicals throughout the world. Between 1954 and 1958, he studied at the Sacramento City College, the San José State College and the Sacramento State College, finishing with an M.A. From 1958 he taught at various institutions including Elk Grove High School, Mira Lama High School and California State College. In 1962-63 he began a series of garishly colored super-heroes taken from comic strips using a thick oleaginous pigment. In 1964 he had his first one-man exhibition at the Bianchini Gallery, New York. In 1965 he developed a specific kind of Pop Art iconography by combining nude pin-up girls from American magazines and advertisements with branded products. In 1966 he exhibited at the Galerie Ricke, Kassel. In 1967 he had a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art. In 1969 he was represented in the exhibition Human Concerns at the Whitney Museum, New York, and had a one-man exhibition at the Gegenverkehr, Aachen. In 1975 he had a retrospective at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, and in 1977 at the Oakland Museum, California. In 1978 he was included in the exhibition Art "About Art ', Whitney Museum, New York and at the Church Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, and the Galeria Plura, Milan, Italy. In 1980, the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University presented Mel Ramos: A Twenty-Year Survey. 1981 saw a solo show at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery in New York City. In 1985 the Meisel Gallery mounted another, The Four Seasons, and he has been showing regularly with them since then. He continued to have shown in galleries all over the world. Some critical observers of the "art scene" persist in classifying Mel Ramos as a Pop Artist. His identification with the Pop movement of the 1960's was much too narrow to account for the broader context of his paintings. His humor is not satire of ridicule. His parodies are respectful, affectionate tributes, a celebration of images with personal meaning.
  • Condition:
  • Excellent

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