This is quite obviously my homage to the great Picasso, one of my favorite artists (to say nothing of the Ramones themselves). Inspired by a Ramones concert and Picasso's cubist dancers, I tried to one-up the master. I not only modernized the subject to the punk rock band, but also did something I had never seen anyone do at the time: unify in one composition both the original, planar analytic cubism and the more decorative and colorful synthetic style. Since then, I have seen other contemporary artists attempt this, but I feel that my example is the most fully integrated. The stiff guitarist was complemented by the blocky analytic cubism, with the dancing bass player a match for the joyous synthetic style of Picasso's own dancers.
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