Paul Zone: The New York Underground Scene 1972-1977 July 12 -August 31 Opening Reception Saturday July 12, 7-10pm drkrm gallery Blondie, Debbie Harry, The New York Dolls, Suicide, Joey Ramone, Divine drkrm galery darkroom gall121 N. SarnandoRoad #3 Ls Angeles CA 90065 323-223-6867 Hours Tues-Sat 11am-5pm darkroom


From Glam to Punk 1972-1977

July 17 - August 31, 2008

2121 San Fernando Road Suite 3
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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PAUL ZONE Dee Dee Ramone and Connie NYC 1975

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PAUL 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.

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