KEITH GREEN'S DEE DEE RAMONE
A few of the photographs can be viewed at Keith Green's web
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THE NEW YORK ARTIST SERIES
In honor of the Ramones induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame
was presented a photo essay by Keith Green titled DeeDee Ramone: Cold
Turkey at the Chelsea Hotel in March 2, 2002.
Arturo Vega was guest Curator for the event and he showed 2 paintings
that he and Dee Dee Ramone Collaborated on.
Another party was March 9, 2002 at Tja!, 301 Church Street, NY. Party
started at 10pm.
AFTER OUR BELOVED DEE DEE PASSED AWAY, The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame and
Museum, recently purchased one of
Keith Green's 16x20 exhibition photographs of Dee Dee,
to be exhibited as part of a memorial exhibition.
Read more of Dee Dee's Chelsea
Horror Hotel book here.
REVIEW OF THE KEITH GREEN'S DEE DEE RAMONE
EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 1,
ADDRESS TO THE EXHIBITION WAS: Tribeca
Studios, 145 Hudson Street, 1h Floor, NYC.
Exhibition was awesome! I urge all Ramones fans to check it out. The
photos are definately a rock n' roll treasure and high quality. They are
these cool black and white photos, very documentary like. Of all the
photographs I've ever seen of Dee Dee (let alone of the Ramones), These
are among the best pictures yet. You can really get an idea of Dee Dee's
personality when you look at these pictures.
My favorite of them all is where Dee Dee is standing on the balcony of the
Chelsea Hotel holding a guitar, with the hotel sign in the background and
the streets of New York below. It's a classic!!!!
There is a bio at the exhibition that tells of how the photographer, Keith
Green, met Dee Dee in a bar in the East Village one night and then began
taking these cool!!! pictures. I think I am going to
see them again with my friends pretty soon. Oh ,there is another picture
that's great, and supercool. It's an enlargement of a contact sheet with 5
or 6 pictures of Dee Dee without his shirt. You can see all of his cool
(Thanks of the review Eva Richardson)
BIOGRAPHY: "Cold Turkey at the Chelsea"
Poison Heart - Dee Dee Ramone
In the Fall of 1992, Dee Dee Ramone arrived in New York, from London and
checked into the Chelsea Hotel. A long time bastion for famous artists and
musicians, the Chelsea provided a place of solitude and introspection. For
Dee Dee, this was a time for much needed recovery and a period of
During the summer of the following year, I met Dee Dee one evening in an
East Village bar. During the conversation, (over a glass of Coke), Dee Dee
spoke with excitement of his life, free of the Ramones, and of an
autobiography that he was in the process of writing. Seeing a great
opportunity for a photographic essay, I asked if I could come to his room
at the Chelsea to photograph him. He eagerly obliged.
Over a three month period of photo sessions and lots of "hang out"
sessions, Dee Dee revealed his inner most thoughts of life with and
without the Ramones. At the time of these photo sessions, Dee Dee
completed the first drafts of his book that would eventually become
"Poison Heart"(Surviving The Ramones). To my knowledge, these are the only
intimate images of Dee Dee depicting his period of recovery at the
Photographing Dee Dee Ramone was quite a pleasurable experience. Dee Dee
is probably the most unpretentious rock star that one will ever meet.
There is an enormous degree of honesty in the way he lives his life. I
think these photographs reveal this quality.