We've long been a fan of Mel Ramos (1935 - 2018) and his cheeky/sexy pop art images. He is best known for his pin-up style nudes paired against well-known consumer brands or other curious props and settings.  

In 1981 Ramos collaborated with Tamarind Institute (Los Angeles) and switched tone. He produced a series of lithographs that depict warm textured, tropical views of the California landscape - this a prime example. 

While this may seem like an anomaly in his oeuvre, consider that Ramos was first Wayne Thiebaud's assistant for many which case such a sentimental and evocative depiction of Oakland (Ramos' hometown) is highly appropriate...and delightful. 

Since Ramos's death his reputation has been solidified and major canvases achieve upwards of half a million at auction.   

Today his work can be found in many major museum collections including Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; HM de Young Museum, San Francisco; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 

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Signed and dated in pencil and by the artist 

Edition CTP (Color Trial Proof) 

Color lithograph on Arches paper

20"H 28"W (work)

29.5"H 37.5"W (framed) 

Very good condition.

Additional images coming soon.

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