Chiquita Banana by Mel Ramos

Artwork Description


Original title of the artwork: Chiquita Banana

At the beginning of the 1960s, even before his artistic success, Ramos worked as a teacher in the Bay Area for several years. His works were shown in 1963 alongside works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol in a pop art exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In 1965, he began his popular works by naked pin-up girls. In works such as Butterfinger (1995) and Lucky Lulu (1965), Ramo's young female bodies with chocolate bars, cigarettes and other branded items. His works stand for modern society and its handling of the female body and the comparison of beauty and consumption. His trademark is the reference to art history and classical mythology.

Artwork details

  • Artwork year 2007
  • Artwork dimensions 87,00 (H) x 50,00 (W) x 45,00 (D) cm /
    34,25 (H) x 19,69 (W) x 17,72 (D) inch
  • Artwork style Pop Art
  • Artwork materialResin
  • Additional info

    Polychromate resin

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