Will the rock world ever tire of anything Kurt Cobain-related? The answer is probably not, at least not for a while.
In addition to being an influential musician in legendary grunge band Nirvana, Cobain was a gifted visual artist whose work appeared more than once on the band’s album covers. Now (well, between August 3 and 6), two of Cobain’s pieces will be displayed at the Seattle Art Fair along with various artifacts that represent Cobain’s life. One of these paintings, in fact, was used for the cover of 1992 Nirvana album Incesticide.
According to Joshua Roth, director for United Talent Agency Fine Arts, they plan to “create a touring exhibition that really tells the story of who Kurt was through artworks, personal artifacts and memorabilia”.
The pieces will not be for sale.
Interestingly enough, Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain is currently involved in an art exhibition with friend and Mindless Self Indulgence bassist Lindsey Way. The exhibition opened on June 7 and Frances’ work had already sold out by June 15 at the very latest.
The creative streak is strong in this family, and I can’t say that I’m surprised!