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Dee Dee Ramone getting an art exhibition, thanks to Shepard Fairey

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The late Dee Dee Ramone will receive a posthumous gallery exhibition of his artwork thanks to street artist Shepard Fairey. The punk rock musician's paintings will be on display in a show at Fairey's Subliminal Projects gallery in Echo Park scheduled to run Oct. 26 through Nov. 17.

"Dee Dee Ramone: A Memorial Exhibition" will mark the 10th anniversary of the musician's death. Ramone -- who was a founder of the New York punk band the Ramones -- was found dead in 2002 in his L.A. home, the victim of an apparent drug overdose. He is buried in the Hollywood Forever cemetary.

Erica Overskei, gallery manager at Subliminal Projects, said the show would be comprised of 19 canvases, five paintings on wood, and one mixed media on card stock. Some of the works were made in collaboration between Ramone and artist-musician Paul Kostabi, and with Barbara Zampini, Ramone's widow.

Most of the art was created by just Ramone, and all were completed toward the end of his life, said Overskei. None of the canvases will be available for sale.

The exhibition is being organized with Ramone's estate, which is lending the art.

Fairey said in a statement that the art taps into punk culture's "sense of humor and antagonism." 

Ramone, who was born Douglas Glenn Colvin, was a bassist and singer for the Ramones, which he helped found in 1974. He left the group in 1989. The Ramones are considered one of the most influential bands in American rock history.

A gallery tribute to Ramone was held in 2010 at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood. The show featured some of Ramone's artwork as well photographs of the musician.

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