Yesterday, August 3rd, Seattle Art Fair started an exhibit featuring deceased Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain’s personal art pieces. At the UTA Artist Space booth, there will be shown some new paintings by Cobain that have been in storage for over two decades since his death in 1994. These will be in combination with others we have already seen before.
One painting, that was the original artwork for Nirvana’s 1992 album of B sides Incesticide, consists of a skeleton body, poppies, and a baby with a broken head. Many of the things on display are sketches and comics (including a sketch of Iron Maiden’s mascot, Eddie).
Also included is the painting that was shown on the deluxe edition of Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings (2015). His journal and many of his drawings have been released previously and viewed everywhere. It will be interesting to see the two new paintings never before seen. The fair will show through August 6th.
“If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.” Kurt Cobain