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Details & Cataloguing

Mel Ramos
B.1935
ROKEBY VENUS

signed and dated 75 on the reverse


oil on canvas


44 by 66 in. 112 by 168 cm.
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Provenance

Ursula Niggemann, Düsseldorf (acquired from the artist)
Acquired by the present owner from the above in June 1975

Exhibited

Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Sammlung Helga und Walther Lauffs - Amerikanische und europäische Kunst der sechziger und siebziger Jahre, November 1983 - April 1984, cat. no. 278

Literature

Donald Kuspit & Louis K. Meisel, Mel Ramos: Pop-Art Fantasies, The Complete Paintings, New York, 2004, p. 151, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"The glossy, curvaceous nudes inspired by girlie magazines hare pretend to be great nudes of art history. Ye, these nudes and not polite and pretty, but rather epitomize the brash and blatant glamour of the twentieth century."
Donald Kuspit 

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