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Miss Comfort Creme

1965
40 x 30 1/16 in. (101.6 x 76.4 cm)

Mel Ramos
American (Sacramento, CA, 1935 - 2018)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Color serigraph
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Schuman
Accession Number: 1976.123
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Location: Not currently on view

Edition: 46/200

Hors Commerce: 50
Printer: Knickerbocker Machine and Foundry, Inc.
Publisher: Original Editions
Portfolio: Eleven Pop Artists, Volume III (1965)

Ramos was a California native, like his friend and teacher, Wayne Thiebaud. Surrealism and then Abstract Expressionism influenced him early in his career. As his work became more figural, he turned for inspiration to the comic books he loved as a child. He painted his favorite comic book heroes and when he ran out of subjects, he began looking at other magazines for material. He combined pin-ups with commercial products, which evolved into the "Beauty and the Beast" series involving pin-ups and animals, then to an art history series reworking famous paintings of the Old Masters in his own slick style.

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From the portfolio "Eleven Pop Artists, Volume III"

Bibliography
For general reference, see Claire Breukel catalogue raisonné "Mel Ramos. New Prints," Verlag fur Moderne Kunst, Nurnberg, 2013: cat. no. 42, p. 32


Marks
Artist's signature, lower right: Mel Ramos 65


Provenance
Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Schuman, Rochester, NY; given to the Gallery in 1976

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