Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tagging Joey Ramone



This morning, EVG reader Lola Sáenz noted that the Joey Ramone mural on Bleecker Street at the Bowery was tagged... the mural, by Solus and John CRASH Matos, arrived on Sept. 3 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Ramones debuting at CBGB. This is the first time that we recall it being defaced.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kids today...

Anonymous said...

This is what the world, and the Art World gets, when it condones and patronizes graffiti art and its culture of defacing public property and/or real art.
The people who did the mural should have expected it. The Ramone mural is nice to have and there are so many fans who remember those special moments that they heard their music live. But don't expect people who have no idea who Joey Ramone was to have any respect for the mural when they have their own "identity crisis symbols" to toss in everyone's face. By the way, they do not really care about you and your graffiti is just without any merit or content to be discarded.

Anonymous said...

+1 to Anon @10:17

Jacob said...

The whole concept of a prettified mural to "honor" Joey Ramone is nostalgic claptrap of the worst kind and antithesis of what punk rock is all about anyway.

Anonymous said...

What's funny is the tagger made better use of the space than the muralist did squeezing in that last "B" in CBGB.

Donnie Moder said...

I say it's Neck Face's fault.

Alex in NYC said...

It's ultimately an ad for the boxing gym across the street. So, really, not entirely that big a deal.

Anonymous said...

The punk rock movement was already dead by the time the term "punk rock" was coined.

Anonymous said...

"The punk rock movement was already dead by the time the term "punk rock" was coined." Usually I agree with statements like yours but "punk" was very much alive when the term was first kicked around until the late 70's . Symbolically it died with Sid Vicious but in reality it died when Hollywood made movies with "punk" characters.

Joey Blau said...

I complain every time you guys post a story of a store changing, with a pic of the nasty scribbles. You seem to be OK the owners never give it a coat of paint. Well, here you go.