Arturo Vega

Standing Tall with Curt Hoppe’s ‘Downtown Portraits’

Last modified May 8, 2019 at 8:42 pm

They’re larger than life. Literally and figuratively. “They” are the subjects of “Downtown Portraits,” a series of photographs and large-scale paintings by Curt Hoppe, which recently opened at both Howl! Happening and Bernarducci galleries. This nine-year project depicts artists, writers, musicians, activists and art entrepreneurs who Hoppe befriended when he first came to downtown New […]

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There’s an Arturo Vega Retrospective Opening at Howl! Happening

Posted February 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project (6 East 1st St. between Bowery and 2nd Ave.) will soon turn the spotlight on the late Mexican-born/East Village icon with a stunning visual homage entitled “Empire: An Arturo Vega Retrospective.” This exhibit will feature photography, collages, and several classic canvases from Vega’s Supermarket and Silver Dollar series. Additionally, […]

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Read Tommy Ramone’s Original Band Bio of The Ramones (RIP)

Posted July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Ramones can finally reunite. In heaven. For the great gig in the sky. The last founding member of the punk pioneers – drummer Tommy Ramone (aka Thomas Erdélyi) – died over the weekend at 65. He had been battling the good fight against bile duct cancer for a number of years. As Spin points out, […]

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Arturo Vega, Designer of Ramones’ Logo and Confidant, Dies at 65

Last modified June 9, 2013 at 9:40 am

Arturo Vega, longtime Lower East Sider known for his artistic association with the Ramones, passed away yesterday afternoon. He was 65. Cause of death is unknown at the moment, but Punk Magazine co-founder Legs McNeil announced the sad tidings on his Facebook page with the following message: RIP: ARTURO VEGA: 1948-2013 Sleep gently my dear […]

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