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Mel Ramos, "Virnaburger". nude young woman sitting on a cheeseburger, playing with a long string of pearls, colour offset lithograph, signed and dated "Mel Ramos" in lead below the image on the right, inscribed "Mel Ramos "Virnaburger" Ars Mundi" on the reverse of the frame, framed under mount and behind glass, image measures approx. 49 x 38 cm. Artist info: Important American representative of Pop Art (1935 Sacramento/California to 2018 Oakland/California), son of Portuguese immigrants, studied art at Sacramento Junior College and Sacramento State College, from 1961 preoccupation with comic figures such as Superman and Batman, from 1963 he found his subject, that of pin-up girls, mostly combined with various everyday objects, 1966 first solo exhibition at Galerie Ricke in Kassel, 1966-97 professor of painting at California State University/Hayward, 1967 in a solo exhibition of the artist's works in Cologne was arrested by the police, from 1972 he reinterprets nudes of classical modernism, source: Wikipedia.

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