John Andrew Perello, AKA Jonone / Jonone156, Founded the 156 All Starz group in 1984 in New York. At the age of 17 he began working in the world of Graffiti with his childhood friend White Man.
Jonone first began painting on the New York Subway trains. He soon made a name for his style and created abstract works influenced by movement color, and the energy of the city. His style set him part from others, as at that time the majority of other graffiti writers were working in more figurative styles.
In 1985 he began working on canvas in a search to one day leave behind a trace that would stand the tests of time. In the same year the gallery Rick Librizzi exposed Jonone’s work for the first time. In 1987 Jonone moved to Paris following an invitation from his friend Bando, He soon found Paris had become his ‘new home’ and a place where he could pursue personal enrichment.
In France for over 20 years, JonOne has been embraced by the French people and has become a household name. In 2015, the Assemblee Nationale awarded JonOne the Legion of Honor, the highest achievement awarded by the French government. JonOne was commissioned to create the country's postage stamp that same year. He's been asked by AirFrance to create the artwork for their airplanes, by Hennessy to create their bottles' label.
JonOne's artwork is treasured by collectors near France and far, as evidenced exhibitions of his work throughout the world and auction results for his works exceeding even the high estimates at auction.