Dee Dee Ramone Exhibit Opening in NYC Showcases Late Ramones Bassist’s ‘Very Eccentric’ Life
A new exhibit that showcases the artistic talents and musical career of legendary Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone opened at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery in New York City on Tuesday night (Dec. 9). The gallery display showcases both the late musician's artistic talents, as well as photographs depicting the punk icon and his bandmates.
Dee Dee Ramone's paintings are quite a sight to see, with the majority of the works being self portraits with a pop art style portraying the bassist as an oddball character of sorts. During the opening night, we were able to catch up with Misfits legend Jerry Only, who told us that Dee Dee was indeed quite the character.
"The thing was with Dee Dee, he was very eccentric," recalled Only. "You had to really pay attention to what was going on. He played with us at the SO36 [club] in Berlin and he came down and he was a little paranoid, he made us close all the windows and stuff. Then we played with him at the Key Club in L.A. and he came down and was like, 'I want makeup, too!' We put old Zombie makeup on him, too."
If you happen to be in the New York City area in the next few weeks, we definitely recommend you check out the Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery at 223 W. 23rd Street. The exhibition runs until Jan. 1, 2015.
Check out our exclusive photos of the opening night, along with a few from our sister site Diffuser, in the gallery above. Plus, stay tuned for more from our interview with Jerry Only.
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