Thursday, September 5, 2019

At Gallery 72, everything that John Holmstrom did with the Ramones

East Village resident John Holmstrom, the co-founder, editor and illustrator of Punk Magazine, is bringing together the huge catalogue of work he created for the Ramones for an exhibit starting tonight at 72 Gallery.

Here's more about the exhibit, titled "All the Stuff I Did With 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.

This show give a rare opportunity to see Holmstrom's 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.

The opening reception is tonight (Sept. 5!) from 6-9 at Gallery 72, which shares space with The Great Frog, 72 Orchard St. between Broome and Grand. (The folks behind The Great Frog created the gallery space in their rock 'n' roll ring shop and boutique.)

After tonight, you can check out the exhibit from noon to 8 p.m Tuesday through Sunday until Oct. 18.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Q-and-A with John Holmstrom, founding editor of Punk Magazine

John Holmstrom on the CBGB movie and the East Village of 2013

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