Galleries and Exhibitions
Mel Ramos is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. Galleries include Galerie Ernst Hilger in Vienna, Gallery 2CforArt in Salzburg, and Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M. in Bologna. Mel Ramos' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition FROM SURFACE TO SPACE at Galerie Gmurzynska | Zurich in Switzerland. The exhibition was open from 09 October 2017 until 31 March 2018. Mel Ramos' work has also been exhibited during the Female Heroes of 1963 exhibition at Louis K. Meisel Gallery in New York, the United States (11 October 2018 - 10 November 2018).
Mel Ramos in private collections
On Artland, Mel Ramos' works can be seen in several Collections, including Jakob Madsen and FlorianHolzner. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as DUSKMANN, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Isabel Alonso Vega.
Historical Context of United States
The US, in particular New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.