Lot #2581
Dee Dee Ramone and Paul Kostabi Original Painting

"Happy Birthday" painting by Dee Dee Ramone and Paul Kostabi
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Estimate: $2500+


"Happy Birthday" painting by Dee Dee Ramone and Paul Kostabi

Original collaborative painting between Dee Dee Ramone and Paul Kostabi, accomplished in acrylic, felt tip, and spray paint on a wooden 15.5 x 19.5 canvas board, signed in the lower right in purple paint by Ramone, and in the lower left in gold ink by Kostabi. The intensely psychedelic work features a large face with dripping eyes surrounded by television sets and floating orbs, with large bright pink lettering wrapping the lower and right borders: "Happy Birthday." Kostabi has signed again on the reverse in black felt tip, "Paul Kostabi, 10-1-02," adding above, "Happy birthday to us." Ornately framed to an overall size of 23.5 x 27.5. In fine condition.

The founding member of bands Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, and Psychotica, artist Paul Kostabi has worked alongside Dee Dee Ramone in a variety of artistic pursuits, which includes several paintings, a fanzine called Taking Dope, a collaboration for a Youth Gone Mad album, and illustrating the cover for Ramone's 2001 novel Chelsea Horror Hotel. Kostabi's artwork can be found in major museums like the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Museion in Bolzano.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Music Auction
  • Dates: #530 - Ended July 19, 2018