"Getting up onstage was almost a holy place for us, like church, so being onstage looking like a bum wasn't my idea of respect. That's where the makeup and dressing up came in.”
This was Gene Simmons’ reply when asked why he and his bandmates who were all over six foot tall and really hairy chose to get glammed up in rhinestones, makeup and leather for their performances rather than just wear t-shirts and jeans like they did offstage.
I reckon Queen Lizz would have related to Gene's sentiment that the ritual of dressing up for the public stage is sacred, perhaps even spiritual, an act of respect and duty.
In this edition of four separate prints originally created for Art Car Boot Fair's online Queen & Country event, Queen Lizz looks super cool and really suits the Glam Rock makeup done by Gene Simmons and his bandmates.
Pure fun and enjoyment are at the heart of every piece that leaves my studio and these prints sum up the joy I feel in creating art.
Pure Rock Royalty on tour.
Printed by Rugman in his studio - a high density Giclee print on 300gsm Heritage print making paper.
Hand finished by Rugman with gold leaf on the LIZZ letters
Measures 34cm x 51cm
All prints are thumb printed on verso, signed and numbered on front accompanied with thumb printed and COA signed by Rugman.