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Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition Comes to NYC for the First Time Ever!

Celebrate the Life, Legacy and Art of Ramones’ Founder Dee Dee Ramone at the

Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery

December 10, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Fender® to Preview Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition

Signature Precision Bass® Guitar + Accompanying Exclusive Scrapbook

(November 24, 2014 – New York, NY) -  The Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition will be held in Dee Dee’s home turf of NYC for the first time ever at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery (222 West 23rd Street), from December 10th, 2014 – January 1st, 2015. The launch of this exhibit will offer a preview of the soon-to-be-released Fender® Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition Signature Precision Bass® guitar, a tool used by the enigmatic Ramone to leave his indelible fingerprint on rock history for generations to come.

This historic exhibition sanctioned by the rock legends’ own estate, will celebrate all of the facets of Dee Dee’s long-lasting artistic legacy: a founding member of the Ramones, one of the most influential punk-rock bassists and primary, prolific songwriter of world famous group, as well as his work in the visual arts – proving that Dee Dee, who began painting more seriously in 1996, was an artist in every sense of the word.  The breadth of Dee Dee’s art and achievements is so wide that one of his paintings, to be featured in the exhibit, was recently showcased in a question on America’s favorite quiz show Jeopardy.

Additionally, what makes this exhibition so incredibly unique is Dee Dee’s history with the iconic Hotel Chelsea, which is not only a place he frequented, and at times lived in, but was also the setting for his 2001 novel Chelsea Horror Hotel: A Novel, as well as the focus of many works of art which will be on display in the exhibition.   The legendary Hotel Chelsea has been home to generations of writers, artists, musicians, and bohemians and Chelsea Hotels is continuing the dedication to its history and support of the arts through this exhibition.

In addition to featuring Dee Dee’s art, writings and fashions, the Dee Dee Ramone exhibition will also include iconic photographs by the likes of Bob Gruen, Mick Rock, Chris Stein (Blondie), Ed Perlstein, Stephanie Chernikowski, Keith Green and more.

Previous exhibits of Dee Dee’s work have been held at La Luz De Jesus and famed street artist Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects galleries in Los Angeles, and is now being presented in New York for the first time.

About Dee Dee Ramone

Recipient of a Grammy award for lifetime achievement, Dee Dee Ramone (born Douglas Glenn Colvin, Sept. 18, 1951 – June 5, 2002) was a founding member, and primary songwriter in the world famous Ramones. He was the bassist from their start in 1974 until leaving the band in 1989 to pursue a solo career and other endeavors. Dee Dee continued to write songs for the Ramones until they retired in 1996. Dee Dee’s multi-faceted art included an ongoing series of paintings, some of which are prominently displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and museum in Cleveland. His pieces have sold in galleries all over the world for impressive amounts throughout his lifetime and only continue to escalate in value. Dee Dee's gravesite is located at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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About Fender

Fender is the world’s leading guitar and musical instrument amplifier brand and a name that is synonymous with popular music since its inception in Southern California in 1946. Fender instruments, such as the Telecaster®, Precision Bass®, Stratocaster® and Jazz Bass® guitars, and Bassman®, Twin Reverb® and Deluxe Reverb® amplifiers, are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock ‘n’ roll revolution, and they continue to be highly prized by today’s musicians and collectors alike. For more information, visit www.fender.com

About Chelsea Hotels

Different kinds of more. Different kinds of less.

In May 2014, Mr. Edward Scheetz launched Chelsea Hotels, a collective hotel brand inspired by the underlying philosophy of its most iconic property, Hotel Chelsea.  Centered on the idea of creativity, community and shared experiences, Chelsea Hotels celebrates the individuality of its family of five properties including, McCarren Hotel & Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, Martha Washington (August 2014) and Hotel Chelsea (2016).  Designed to suit the changing needs and moods of the modern traveler, Chelsea Hotels offers superb quality, personalized service, renowned cuisine, exceptional design, and state of the art business and meeting facilities. Chelsea Hotels is the evolution of King & Grove Hotels, a lifestyle hotel group founded in 2010 by Mr. Scheetz and partners that developed Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, King & Grove Williamsburg, King & Grove New York, and later acquired Hotel Chelsea. For more information, visit www.chelseahotels.com.

For more information, please contact PRESS HERE:

Linda Carbone / Sarah Usher – 212.246.2640

linda@presshereproductions.com / sarah@presshereproductions.com

For Fender®, please contact:

Jason Farrell – 480-845-5559

 jfarrell@fender.com

For Chelsea Hotels, please contact Nadine Johnson & Associates:

Felice Jiang - 212-228-5555

felice@nadinejohnson.com