Arturo Vega, has long been refered to as the 5th Ramone and "keeper
of the flame" serving as the infamous band's creative director
from the group's beginning until their end. Arturo also designed the
Ramones trademark logo which can be seen on a countless number
t-shirts and band merchandise across the globe.
The small bust statue pictured in this portrait has also appeared
in the numerous published photographs of fine art photographer, Robert
Mapplethorpe, as he would occasionally drop by Arturo's loft to borrow
Photographed August 23, 2001 NYC
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