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KISS frontman Paul Stanley strutting to Atlanta to exhibit artwork

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Paul Stanley’s interest in creating art is well-documented, starting with the legendary KISS logo that he drafted on his parents’ coffee table in the 1970s.

About 12 years ago, the Starchild known for his raspy yowl and spandex-clad hip thrusts returned to painting, specifically portraits and abstracts.

On June 16, Stanley will appear at Wentworth Gallery in Phipps Plaza from 5 to 8 p.m. with an exhibit of his artwork. The collection of mixed-media originals and hand-painted sculptures are also available for acquisition.

In addition to penning KISS classics “Love Gun,” “Hard Luck Woman,” “Detroit Rock City” and, with Gene Simmons, a trove of other rock memories, Stanley, 66, also explored his acting interests by playing the title role in the 1999 Toronto production of “Phantom of the Opera.”

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In 2014, Stanley released his autobiography, “Face the Music: A Life Exposed.”

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Love and Peace Suite, Paul Stanley/2018
Land of Samurai, Paul Stanley/2018

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.

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