Artist: Jules Muck aka MuckRock
Date created: 2019
The classic hard rock band KISS (1973- ) is honored in this mural that substitutes adorable kittens for the theatrical and somewhat startling costumed characters that make up the group. The kittens’ markings replicate the band members’ trademark makeup, and one kitten’s tongue is hanging out in homage to the band’s leader Gene Simmons, who often made the same gesture. The mural was painted during an informal artist’s residency in the summer of 2019.
Jules Muck, aka MuckRock, is a street artist from England who learned her craft in the 1990s from Lady Pink and many other legends of graffiti and hip-hop culture. After working extensively in New York, she moved to Venice, California in 2008. She currently works nationally and internationally, with major works in various locations including Miami’s famous Wynwood district, produced with Art Basel Miami. MuckRock’s street works are both invited and unsanctioned, and she has created work for gallery exhibitions.