Please check out this California artist from the 60s Pop Art movement. Mel grew up in the Sacramento, CA. and taught at some of the same schools I attended (not at the same time), he's kind of a pop-art living legend around these parts.
Okay, I brought Mel Ramos into the spotlight not only because of his presence in my hometown, but also because I recently won a fundraiser auction auction to benefit our local public television station. I'm always watching PBS and never watch their art auctions, I was pleasantly surprised when this one came up and I had a chance to afford the bid, and ultimately win it.
Here's the piece that has sparked my new interest.