Black Sabbath Caricature


Black Sabbath Caricature, shown here in London, 1973 (from L to R) with Bill Ward drummer, age 25, Tony Iommi guitar, age 25, Ozzy Osbourne lead singer, age 25 and Geezer Butler bass, age 24.

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

At the age of 17, Iommi lost the tips of the middle and ring fingers of his right hand in an industrial accident on his last day of work in a sheet metal factory. A left-handed guitarist, he thought he would never play again.
However, inspired by Django Reinhardt, he created home-made finger tip prosthetics and learned how to play guitar again.

The band had named themselves Black Sabbath after the film “Black Sabbath” starring Boris Karloff, and began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars.

Their debut album, Black Sabbath, was released on Friday the 13th, February 1970. Osbourne’s regular use of alcohol and other drugs led to his dismissal from the band in 1979; so he went solo.

The original line-up reunited with Osbourne in 1997 and released a live album “Reunion”. Black Sabbath’s final studio album and nineteenth overall, “13” (2013), features all of the original members but Ward, who left the band prior to the recording sessions due to a contract dispute. A year after embarking on a farewell tour, the band played their final concert in their home city of Birmingham on February 4, 2017, after which they broke up.

Top Black Sabbath hits: “Paranoid”, “Heaven And Hell”, “Black Sabbath”, “The Wizard”, “Iron Man”, “Children Of The Grave”, “War Pigs”, “N.I.B.”, “Supernaut”, “Sweet Leaf”, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”, “Into The Void” and “Symptom Of The Universe”.

They were ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all time, and placed second in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them number 85 in their “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. They have also won two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance, and in 2019 the band were presented a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.

Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.

32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
Print Size

32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Print $495, 20" x 24" Stretched Canvas Print $330, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $185