The Daily Beast gives Mel Ramos a once-over-lightly profile on the occasion of Art Wynwood. As other Pop artists continue to gain value, the question remains whether we’ll see a Ramos revival:
Yet Ramos remains under-appreciated in US art circles and you wonder how much this is due to his work being at variance with societal shifts and the rise of political correctness.
Some will always find his pictures misogynistic. “We were the target for feminist groups around the world for a long time who said I’d been exploiting women,” he says. “It’s not true—I love women. Then Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton came along with these very aggressive sexual pictures and photographs that made me look like I was painting Disneyland!”
Mel Ramos’s Life of Nudes and Superheroes (The Daily Beast)