Ambitious Kiss frontman Paul Stanley is not satisfied merely being the effeminate voice behind one of the leading joke bands to come out of New York in the last century. Oh no. Much like Michelangelo, who could easily turn his attention from sculpture, to poetry, to architecture and then to engineering...Paul Stanley has gone from sounding like a southern black woman on stage, to the world of painting. Apparently, Paul was not content merely sucking at one thing, and decided to widen his field of horrible artistic output. I present to you, the art of Paul Stanley. Please pay attention to the titles of these pieces, it will help you understand them.
This painting is about what Gene Simmons has coming to him for that remake of "Firestarter", and for selling two of his alarm clocks for thousands of dollars to his fans in that Kiss auction a few years back.
Again, this piece touches on the contrast between the man on stage, the superstar...who must then go home alone and cry to himself about not being able to let the world know his true self. This piece's subtitle must be: "Ain't no closet big enough"
This piece is a bit of an inside joke with the Kiss crew. The painting is about a sexual position developed by Paul himself during their 1982 Unasked tour. You don't even want to know the details. It has to do with Drano, Gene's wig, and a complex pulley system.
This piece is statement about the United States' unwillingness to enter into the Kyoto Treaty. Who said Paul was shallow and didn't understand politics? The song Hotter Than Hell was totally about global warming, Black Diamond was about the issue of diamond mining in Africa, and Love Gun was...well, okay. That one was a childish homage to his genitalia. But you get the point.
Want more? Check out this interview that Paul did at his gallery opening.