If you missed John Lurie’s recent exhibit of paintings at LPR (sorry, it closed last week; but do check with Lounge Lizard’s new live “radio” show over at Vice), here’s another chance to peep some artwork by one of NYC’s iconic badass musicians.
Dee Dee Ramone’s works will go on display next week at the Chelsea Hotel, where the Ramones bassist once stayed and where he set his 2001 book Chelsea Horror Hotel. (Dee Dee was no stranger to the horror genre — he wrote “Pet Sematary” for the film adaptation of the Stephen King novel).
The Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery, you’ll remember, is where Chris Stein of Blondie recently showed photos, and you’ll get to see his stuff — along with shots by Bob Gruen, Mick Rock, Ed Perlstein, Stephanie Chernikowski, and Keith Green — at this exhibit. Plus Fender will preview a limited-edition Signature Precision bass made with the blessing of Dee Dee’s estate.
But the main attraction, obviously, will be the paintings Dee Dee started focusing on in 1996, when the the Ramones retired (Dee Dee, an original member, left the band in 1989 but continued to write songs for it).
Between this and Marky Ramone’s upcoming blitzkrieg, it’s Ramones Mania all over again.
Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery, 222 W. 23rd St., from Dec. 10 to Jan. 1.