The Ramones: The original cover artwork for the album 'Road To Ruin',
Lot 360
The Ramones: The original cover artwork for the album 'Road To Ruin',
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,097) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Ramones: The original cover artwork for the album 'Road To Ruin',
Rock & Pop Memorabilia
The Ramones: The original cover artwork for the album 'Road To Ruin',
by Gus Macdonald, pen and ink with some whitening and paste-overs on cartridge paper, signed Gus 1977, mounted and framed, sold with some background details, image 14¾ x 18 inches (37.5x45.5cm) within mount

Footnotes

  • This is the original concept art for the band's fourth studio album, released in September 1978. Gus Macdonald's art, which included original drummer Tommy Ramone, was taken up by Sire Records but was altered for the printed version to show Marky Ramone, Tommy's replacement. The album cover credits Macdonald with the 'Front Cover Concept'. Included in the lot is a photocopy of the $50 cheque, dated 5th December 1978, which the artist eventually received from Sire Records as payment for his work.
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