THE RAMONES - An Original Limited Edition Linocut (Series of 15)
An original hand carved & printed 8" x 10" linoleum block printed on acid free heavy 9" x 12" Bristol board with Speedball Water-based ink, signed and numbered by eccentric artist Brian A. Bernhard, inspired by one of the most epic punk rock bands of all time - THE RAMONES!
I had the good fortune to have seen the boys perform 5 times throughout the 90's. Some of the best shows and performances ever, every show was perfection, there was also something incredibly special about the audience they had cultivated. As a scrawny kid back then, the Ramones mosh pits were always the best, no one was interested in throwing punches or kicking anyones ass, the pits were a kind of a safe space in a strange way, and I was never worried about getting hurt when slam dancing into folks 2 to 3 times my size, if I got hit a little too hard, some huge punk would totally catch me before I hit the ground, it was an absolutely amazing experience.
One of the best moments, was when I got hoisted up on top of the crowd for a little crowd surfing action. I literally got thrown into Joey Ramone, he caught me mid flight and set me down on the stage, we jumped around for a minute or two, before he picked me up and tossed me back into the crowd...a moment that I will never forget.
Given the nature of block printing by hand, each print is unique, there are subtle shifts in ink color between blue tones, purple tones and red tones within the black ink which intentionally shift from print to print, making each print one-of-a-kind. Make sure you scroll through each image to find the print number that calls out to you! I photographed these prints under my drafting table light from relatively the same angle, and did absolutely no retouching on the image. Remember there are only 15 in this series (with 2 additional test proofs), so get these suckers while they are fresh off the press, because when they are gone ... they are gone!
Each print comes with a hand-carved, hand printed, one-of-a-kind signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.
Additionally, given the cost of investment, I will add the USPS insurance for FREE for each print shipped! Also, fulfillment of our original limited edition art prints is always done by me (Brian), in person to make sure it will get to you safely. I will literally package it by hand myself and walk it directly to the post office.
Remember, if you can come to our gallery in San Pedro to collect yours, you wont have to pay for shipping, and we will generally have at least one framed with a custom matte, ready to hang on your wall!