Smashing Pumpkins Caricature


Smashing Pumpkins Caricature shown here in 1993 with Jimmy Chamberlin age 29, D’arcy Wretzky age 25, Billy Corgan age 26 and James Iha age 25.

The band are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988.

The Smashing Pumpkins broke into the musical mainstream with their second album, 1993’s “Siamese Dream”. The group built its audience with extensive touring and their 1995 follow-up, the double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart. With 30 million albums sold worldwide, the Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s. However, internal fighting, drug use, and diminishing record sales led to a 2000 break-up.

After the breakup of his gothic rock band “The Marked”, singer and guitarist Billy Corgan left St. Petersburg, Florida, to return to his native city of Chicago, where he took a job in a record store and formed the idea of a new band to be called the Smashing Pumpkins. While working there, he met guitarist James Iha.

Adorning themselves with paisley and other psychedelic trappings, the two began writing songs together that were heavily influenced by the Cure and New Order.
Shortly thereafter, Corgan met D’arcy Wretzky after a show, after finding out Wretzky played bass guitar, Corgan recruited her into the lineup, and the trio played a show at the Avalon Nightclub.
Jazz drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was recommended by a friend of Corgan’s. On October 5, 1988, the complete band took the stage for the first time at the Cabaret Metro.

On May 23, 2000, in a live radio interview on KROQ-FM (Los Angeles), Billy Corgan announced the band’s decision to break up at the end of that year following additional touring and recording.

Over the following years and reformations, the band has undergone many line-up changes. The current lineup features Corgan, Chamberlin, Iha and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

Pumpkin hits: “Mayonaise”, “1979”, “Cherub Rock”, “Soma”, “Disarm”, “Tonight, Tonight”, “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”, “Hummer”, “Today”, “Through The Eyes Of Ruby”, “Drown”, “Zero”, “Geek USA”, “Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans” and “Ava Adore” to name a few.

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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