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Mel Ramos

Leta on Dürer's Rhinoceros

Mel Ramos -  Leta and Durer's Rhinoceros


Etching with acrylic pigmented ink




58,5 x 79 cm

Among the last representatives of early American pop art, Mel Ramos was indisputably inspired by pin-up girls. From the 70’s onwards, he also revisited classical pictures such as Édouard Manet’s Olympia. This depiction of Leta, Mel Ramos’ wife, atop Albrecht Dürer’s iconic rhinoceros is a loving tribute to the artist’s decades-long muse and to a key figure in art history, great master of etching.

Leta and Durer's Rhinoceros - 2015

Etching with acrylic pigmented ink on wove paper

Signed in pencil lower right, numbered 9/22 and dedicated

Collaboration with Don Farnsworth, Guy Diehl, and Nicholas Price, all signatures on the verso

58,5 x 79 cm

Provenance : Estate of the Artist

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