THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND SCENE
From Glam to Punk 1972-1977
July 17 - August 31, 2008
2121 San Fernando Road Suite 3
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Zone (Joey) Exhibition Posters
18" x 24" signed limited edition
ZONE Dee Dee Ramone and Connie NYC 1975
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ZONE has a background that took in all that was cool, all that was cutting
edge about New York City in the 1970s. He is New York through and through.
His two older brothers started to take him to concerts by the age of
11. He'd always make sure to have his square box Brownie camera with
him. He saw Bowie premier Ziggy Stardust at Carnegie Hall, Iggy Pop
& The Stooges at the Electric Circus in 1971, the first ever performances
by The New York Dolls at the Mercer Arts Center and was the youngest
boy let into the back room of Max's Kansas City during the tail end
of the Warhol Factory era.
Zone was friends with members of Blondie and The Ramones before their
bands were even formed. By 1973 his brothers already had their own band
called The Fast, and Paul, being so young, wasn't yet considered to
be a member. Paul concentrated on taking photographs of his nights out
at concerts, clubs and parties around town. He shot the first photo
session of Blondie as a five piece band, did portraits of friends and
worked as a photographer along side Lance Loud on his writing assignments
for Circus Magazine, Rock Scene & Andy Warhol's Interview.
Some of the legendary personalities and musicians Zone has photographed
include Blondie, Marc Bolan, David Byrne, Stiv Bators, Clem Burke, Blessed,
Alice Cooper, Wayne County, Peter Cook, Divine, Ray Davies, Jimmy Destri,
Eric Emenson, Chris Franz, Ace Frehley, Plesent Gehman, Richard Hell,
Kristian Hoffman, Duncan Hannah, The Hudson Brothers, David Johanson,
Lenny Kaye, Kiss, Ivan Kral, Arthur Kane, Lance Loud, Pat Loud, Richard
Lloyd, New York Dolls, Jerry Nolan, Natasha, Christopher Makos, David
Walter Mcdermott, Ron Mael, Russell Mael, Manic Panic, Billy Murcia,
Anya Phillips, Howie Pyro, Iggy Pop, Kid Congo Powers, Lou Reed, Joey
Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Martin Rev, T.
Rex, Johnny Thunders, Tish & Snookie, Patti Smith, Stephen Sprouse,
The Stooges, Suicide, Sparks, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Chris Stein,
Sylvain Sylvain, Richard Sohl, Alan Vega, Cherry Vanilla, Arturo Vega,
Gary Valentine, Armand Zone and Miki Zone.