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Manet's Olympia
  • Mel Ramos
    born 1935
    born: Sacramento, California, United States
  • Manet's Olympia, 1974
  • Nudes Album
  • Where object was made: United States
  • colotype
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 393 x 564 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 511 x 674 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 1/2 x 22 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 1/8 x 26 1/2 in
  • Gift of Monis Schuster for Simon Schuster
  • Not on display
  • 1997.0391.04
Description

Female nude reclines on a bed with a monkey at her feet. An African American woman brings flowers at the right. Scene is to evoke Manet's "Olympia".