Butler to Display Works of KISS Guitarist Paul Stanley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Butler Institute of American Art is about to get a big kiss.

An exhibit of paintings by Paul Stanley, singer and guitarist for iconic rock band KISS, will open Aug. 13 and run through Oct. 8.

The exhibit, “Paul Stanley: The Other Side,” will feature 16 recent pieces by Stanley, including acrylic paintings and mixed media originals.

Paul Stanley’s self-portrait, “End of the Road – Starchild.”

Stanley said he is honored to have his work shown in a museum as prestigious as The Butler.

“It takes my breath away,” he said. “This is a terrific museum. And the first that really championed American artists. So it will be a group of some of my favorite and best pieces.”

Stanley designed and created the iconic KISS emblem, which remains one of the most widely recognized rock logos.

Stanley will attend a private reception at the museum on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Reservations are required; the cost is $1,000 for two guests, who will also receive one commemorative artwork signed by Stanley. Contact The Butler for details by email only at butlerreservations@gmail.com.

Pictured at top: Paul Stanley stands next to one of his works.