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A tribute to Paul Stanley’s face paint by Carleton Starr

Anyone who has an issue with rocking 'n' rolling all night, and partying every day, should probably steer clear of Basic Urban Kitchen and Bar (410 Tenth Ave. in East Village) on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Thumbprint Gallery is returning for its weekly group art show, this time inviting artists to show their allegiance to the KISS army for Creatures of the Night: A KISS Art Show.

The one-night-only art show is a collaboration between Thumbprint and Stuart Platt of Suicidal Octopuss, a company he created to foster, exhibit and broker art. CityBeat wrote about Platt and his company back in April.

Platt was a guest curator for a show at Thumbprint a couple of months ago and approached Thumbprint co-owner Paul Ednacot Ecdao about putting a KISS-focused event together.

"This art show is a chance for people to support local art and see pieces that pay tribute to an iconic rock band," Ecdao says.

Artists including Carleton Starr, Paul Brogden, Linda Halsey and Jimmy Ovadia will pay homage to the blood, the platform boots and Gene Simmons' freakishly long tongue. There'll also be live art by True Delorenzo, David Goff, Annie Hardy and Sharif I. Carter. Each artist is allowed to display up to four pieces. Most of them will be revealed that night, but we managed to score a peek of Starr's stenciled mixed-media piece, pictured here.

Though he's not sure which artists are true, diehard KISS fans, Ecdao thinks the level of their allegiance will show in their work.


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