Ramones Exhibition To Open At Queens Museum, April 10th
February 11, 2016 at 12:39 PM (PT)
The upcoming exhibition, "Hey! Ho! Let's Go: THE RAMONES And The Birth Of Punk," co-curated by 98 BOWERY's MARC H. MILLER, will open APRIL 10th at the QUEENS MUSEUM in NEW YORK CITY.
The collection commemorates the 40th anniversary of THE RAMONES’ self-titled debut album. QUEENS MUSEUM is a mere mile away from FOREST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL, where the band first met. "Hey! Ho! Let’s Go" is a collaboration with the GRAMMY MUSEUM in LOS ANGELES, where a version of the exhibition will open SEPTEMBER 16th.
As co-curator of the 1978 PUNK ART show at the WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS, MILLER worked closely with many of the artists who will be featured, including PUNK MAGAZINE co-founder JOHN HOLMSTROM, who will be making a cartoon map of THE RAMONES’ paths in QUEENS and NEW YORK for the show. Also returning from the 1978 show is photographer ROBERTA BAYLEY, whose iconic shoot provided the band's first album cover. Late RAMONES art director ARTURO VEGA, who designed the band’s famous logo, will be represented by a wall of his T-shirt designs.
"Hey! Ho! Let’s Go" draws from the collections of those closest to the band, including LINDA RAMONE (widow of JOHNNY), MICKEY LEIGH (brother of JOEY), CLAUDIA TIENAN (longtime partner of TOMMY), and VERA RAMONE KING (ex-wife of DEE DEE). The band’s longtime tour manager, MONTE MELNICK, has also opened his vast archives for the exhibition, which comprises more than 350 items. Of special note are new paintings by SHEPARD FAIREY and YOSHITOMO NARA, done specially for the show.