The Ramones are undoubtedly icons of rock history, and will forever have a place in our iTunes library. Dee Dee Ramone founded the group in the early 70s, and served as the main songwriter for the champions of punk from Queens. Some of their best and most popular songs, including “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” and “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" can be attributed to the rocker who passed away in 2002. To celebrate his legac, La Luz De Jesus Gallery is hosting a week-long Birthday Memorial Art Exhibit.
Th Dee Dee Ramone Birthday Memorial Art Exhibit's opening reception took place on Saturday night and featured rare art inspired by the artist and his music. Whether in photographs, paintings, sculptures or posters, the art stimulated by the Ramone and his music is rebellious, comedic and eccentric, just like Dee Dee himself. The successful event and art exhibition, on display though September 26, were a true testament to how Dee Dee's influence is still celebrated in many creative facets, including song and visual arts. They may not have known it at the time but The Ramones did more than just spearhead the punk movement, and left a lasting impact on the arts that lives on today and celebrated through countless tributes every year.