KISS Illustration


KISS Illustration, airbrushed in a composite of the band in 1975 with (clockwise) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley.

KISS is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973.
Well known for its members’ face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics.

With their make-up and costumes, they took on the persona of comic book-style characters: the Demon (Simmons), the Starchild (Stanley), the Catman (Criss) and the Spaceman or Space Ace (Frehley).

KISS trace their roots to Wicked Lester, a New York City-based rock band led by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Peter Criss, a veteran drummer from the New York City scene who had previously played in the bands Lips, joined in late 1972. In early January 1973, the group added lead guitarist Ace Frehley.
Stanley came up with the band’s name while he, Simmons and Criss were driving around New York City. Criss mentioned that he had been in a band called Lips, so Stanley said something to the effect of “What about Kiss?”[

The first KISS performance was on January 30, 1973, for an audience of three at the Popcorn Club (renamed Coventry shortly afterward) in Queens. For the first three gigs, January 30 to February 1, they wore little to no makeup.

By 1975, the band, through extensive touring finally made it into mainstream. The world of concert touring was changed by KISS’s practice of erecting uniquely designed stage sets. They also innovated with a significant expansion of concert merchandising, selling non-musical KISS-branded goods to concertgoers.

However due to conflicts within the band Frehley and Criss left the band in 1973.

KISS greatest hits: “Rock And Roll All Nite”, “Detroit Rock City”, “Black Diamond, “Deuce”, “Love Gun”, “Cold Gin”, “God Of Thunder”, “Beth”, “Shout It Out Loud” and “100,000 Years”.

KISS also holds the title as America’s #1 Gold record award-winning group of all time, having earned 30 Gold albums. On April 10, 2014, the four original members of KISS were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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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