Two Kurt Cobain Paintings To Debut at Seattle Art Fair This August, Touring Exhibit Being Planned
A pair of paintings by Kurt Cobain will make their debut this August at the Seattle Art Fair. The works by the late grunge frontman -- including one which was appropriated for the Nirvana compilation Incesticide -- have been in storage since his death in 1994, according to a report in the New York Times.
The two works are represented by United Talent Agency, who also represent Cobain's estate. They will appear at the fair, which is scheduled to take place at CenturyLink Field Event Center, Aug. 3-6. A touring exhibition could also be in the cards, according Joshua Roth, director for United Talent Agency Fine Arts.
Roth says the eventual goal 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. There are dozens: several paintings, many drawings, many sculptures.”
First up though is the Seattle Art Fair. And while most are familiar with the Incesticide art, the second piece is one which has never been viewed by the general public. The report describes it as showing a distorted Expressionistic figure in the vein of Edvard Munch, the Norwegian painter who is perhaps most famous for his four paintings dubbed "The Scream" which were made between 1893 and 1910.
Though based in Los Angeles, United Talent Agency wants to premiere Cobain's paintings in Seattle because, Roth says, “He was born near there, he passed away there, and he created the soundtrack for a counterculture there.”
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