Never-Before-Exhibited Kurt Cobain Paintings to Be Displayed at the Seattle Art Fair

  • Axl Rosenberg

Two never-before-exhibited paintings by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain will be displayed at this August’s Seattle Art Fair, The New York Times reports. The paintings, which include the work that used as the cover for Nirvana’s 1992 b-side compilation Incesticide, will be part of a booth presented by United Talent Agency.

UTA represents both Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, and the Cobain estate, and apparently, this art show is just the beginning of their plans to cash in on Cobain nostalgia honor Cobain’s legacy:

While one team at United Talent Agency is working to develop a feature-length motion picture about Kurt Cobain’s life, [UTA agent Joshua Roth] is planning to “create a touring exhibition that really tells the story of who Kurt was through artworks, personal artifacts and memorabilia, sort of like what the Rolling Stones did in London.”

The article continues:

Asked how many artworks remain in the estate, Mr. Roth said, “There are dozens: several paintings, many drawings, many sculptures.” That’s not counting the journals that Cobain packed with drawings, featured in the documentary “Montage of Heck.”

The paintings will not be for sale, but if you live in or near Seattle and wanna check ’em out first hand, the Seattle Art Fair will take place from August 3-6. Get more details here.

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