Never Before Exhibited Kurt Cobain Artwork To Be Displayed at Seattle Art Fair

Never Before Exhibited Kurt Cobain Artwork To Be Displayed at Seattle Art Fair

The rare work of Nirvana star to debut at Seattle Art Fair.

The rare work of Nirvana star to debut at Seattle Art Fair.

Text: Emma Blanchard

The United Talent Agency, who represent's Kurt Cobain's estate, has just announced that two of the late musician's paintings have been unearthed and will be featured in upcoming Seattle Art Fair in Seattle, Washington. This will mark the first time spectators will be able to view these never before seen pieces by one of the most iconic musicians of all time.

Seattle is the perfect place for the first exhibition of Cobain's art as the musician is said to have culturally put Seattle on the map and, according to director of United Talent Agency Fine Arts Joshua Roth, the late musician “was born near there, he passed away there, and he created the soundtrack for a counterculture there.”

While the artwork is not for sale, Roth told the New York Times, “It’s too hard to put a price on them, they’re very special to the family.” The exhibition is a rare opportunity to be involved in a sort of homecoming for Cobain and see paintings that have been in storage since the musicians tragic 1994 death. Nirvana's former frontman's work will be displayed alongside the work of Nate Lowman, Elizabeth Peyton, Raymond Pettibon and Mike Kelley from August 3 to August 6.

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