[T]he Seattle Art Fair will host an exhibit featuring original pieces of artwork – including comics, notebook sketches and paintings – by Kurt Cobain this month.
The exhibit runs from August 3rd– 6th at the UTA Artist Space booth and will include two never-before shown paintings by the late Nirvana frontman which have remained in storage since his death in 1994, alongside artwork by artists Nate Lowman, Elizabeth Peyton, Raymond Pettibon and Mike Kelley.
‘Cobain’s paintings, while not yet as well-known as his music, provide insight into the artist’s experience,’ reads the exhibition’s programme. ‘And present an important art historical narrative that together with his music legacy, tells a gritty story of youth culture in the 1990s.’
One of the paintings features a hollow body, poppies and a baby with a broken head (which became the original artwork for 1992’s ‘Incesticide‘; Nirvana’s b-side album).
‘Kurt Cobain was perhaps the most iconic musician of his generation, but his work as a visual artist is often overlooked,’ said Head of UTA Fine Arts Josh Roth. ‘These paintings provide an opportunity to see him, and some of his contemporaries, in a new light.’