Exceptional Editions includes all special editions by Ramos – sculptures, works on enamel, backlit frames and bas-relief works – but also the prints published since 2013.
Like his fellow painters Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, American artist Mel Ramos takes on motifs from mass media and advertising. Ramos is Pop Art artist, painter of pin-up girls, a representative of abstract Expressionism and has even been named the quintessential American figurative painter.
In the early 1960s, he attracted attention with painted appropriations of Comic-book heroes such as Batman and Superman, and with his popular subjects he occupies a firm place in the highest echelons of the international Pop Art movement.
In the mid-1960s, he started incorporating pin-ups into his paintings, which he combines in a drastic manner with consumer products.