Copy of Current
— On Show
all the stuff i did with the ramones
September 5th - October 18th, 2019
Opening: Thursday, September 5th from 6-9pm
For the first time the underground cartoonist, writer and founding editor of Punk Magazine, John Holmstrom brings together the huge catalogue of work he created for the legendary band the Ramones.
John first met the Ramones at the very dawn of the New York Punk Scene. As the founding editor of Punk Magazine at the age of 21 in late 1975, Holmstrom's work became the visual representation of the punk era.
He featured the band on the cover of Punk Magazine issue #3 – helping to cement them as the quintessential punk band and Joey Ramone as the silhouette to be replicated in countless teenage bedrooms to this day. John went on to have a long collaborative relationship with the band – most famously illustrating the album covers Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin.
After Punk ceased publication in 1979, he worked for several publications, including The Village Voice, Video Games magazine, K-Power, and Heavy Metal.
This show give a rare opportunity to see the artists long lasting collaboration displayed as a single body of work. One which still feels as fresh and vibrant today as it did when the ink first hit the paper.