Illus. throughout (some in color).  leaves & ads. Square 4to, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Aachen: 1969.
Rare Mel Ramos (1935-2018) exhibition catalogue; WorldCat records only two copies in North America. With an introductory essay by Klaus Honnef (“eine analyse des malerischen werks von mel ramos”), photographic reproductions of the artist’s works, list of solo and group exhibitions, and a bibliography.
“In 1969, three shooting stars in American Pop Art were exhibited in their first solo exhibitions outside the gallery context, namely D’Arcangelo, Robert Stanley, and Mel Ramos, advocated for by Rolf Ricke, who had already presented solo exhibitions by the three artists in his gallery in Cologne…It was also Mel Ramos’s largest European exhibition of his pin-up girls to date, in a public institution, which included loans on display privately owned by Peter Ludwig, Charles Wilp, and Rolf Ricke. Ludwig, who always visited the exhibitions at Gegenverkehr, acquired Ramos’s Blue Coat (1966), which is today to be found in the Ludwig Forum in Aachen.”–Brigitte Jacobs van Renswou, “1968-2970: Gegenverkehr – Zentrum für aktuelle Kunst,” Sediment 30: Klaus Honnef, From Conceptual Art to Photography, (2019), p. 19.
Near fine. WorldCat: Metropolitan Museum of Art and School of Visual Arts (NY).
Item ID: 9038