Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper acrylic on canvas - 40" x 30"
Alice Cooper, born Vincent Damon Furnier, is an American singer, songwriter and actor whose career spans over five decades. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be “The Godfather of Shock Rock.” He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.

Originating in Phoenix, Arizona in the late 1960s after he moved from Detroit, Michigan, Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band released its first album in 1969 but broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit I’m Eighteen from their third studio album Love It to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single School’s Out in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.

Furnier adopted the band’s name as his own name in the 1970s and began a solo career with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. In 2011, he released Welcome 2 My Nightmare, his 19th album as a solo artist and 26th album in total. In 2011, the original Alice Cooper band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
George is painting “Alice Cooper”,
one of 20 paintings of rock legends
in the collection, and one of nine in the
exhibit at CAC beginning Sept 11th.
Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage, with The Rolling Stone Album Guide calling him the world’s most “beloved heavy metal entertainer”. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and has been described as the artist who “first introduced horror imagery to ‘rock and roll,’ and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre.” Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur, and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper.

Alice Cooper Prints (clic
(49 Remaining)
Pencil signed, numbered and titled giclée print.
Edition of 50 printed on 22" x 17" archival stock

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