Kurt Cobain Paintings Debuting At Seattle Art Fair, Tour In The Works

The 2015 Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck featured a bunch of drawings from the late Nirvana frontman, and now two of his paintings will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Fair in August. The New York Times reports that the visual arts division of United Talent Agency, which represents Cobain’s estate, will man a booth showcasing two never-before-exhibited paintings, one of which was used as the cover of Nirvana’s 1992 B-side album Incesticide, at the fair from 8/3-6. The paintings will be shown alongside works by Nate Lowman, Elizabeth Peyton, Raymond Pettibon, and Mike Kelley. Eventually, the plan is 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,” says UTA Fine Arts director Joshua Roth. “Several paintings, many drawings, [and] many sculptures” reportedly remain in the estate.

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