Shepard Fairey, KISS Silver

Shepard Fairey, KISS Silver
Artist: Shepard Fairey 
Title: KISS Silver
Medium: Screenprint
Size: 18"x24"
Year: 1999
Markings: Signed & Numbered
See Also: KISS Reissue  KISS  

This print is a variation of KISS. Only one copy has been confirmed to exist on silver paper. It has been reported that Shepard randomly dropped silver paper into several print runs during this timeframe. The only other currently known silver prints are AK47 1 Silver, AK47 2 Silver, and Obey Van Silver. From Supply and Demand, pg. 258: When I decided to do a KISS poster, I chose Gene Simmons because he was always my favorite member. I thought he had the coolest makeup, and I liked the blood dripping from his mouth and the pyrotechnics he always had around him. I threw Andre’s face in there with Gene’s makeup and hair, and did the Giant type to look like the KISS type. I tried to capture all the campiness of Gene Simmons and KISS and appropriate that for myself.