Premier talent and literary agency UTA has a special booth at the Seattle Art Fair festival kicking off today, which features a variety of artwork that is highlighted by two never-before-seen paintings by the late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain.
Reflecting the legendary musician’s music blended with skeletal figures, dark iconography and melting across — the two paintings according to UTA, with Untitled “point to Cobain’s issues with depression, self-image, and heroin addiction” while Incesticide was used for the band’s 1992 compilation album of the same name.
“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.”
Additionally, the paintings are complemented with a series of drawings, notebook sketches, and comics that are a response to the “Reagan-inflected ‘80s.”
Kurt Cobain’s pieces will be on display until Sunday, August 6, 2017 at UTA’s booth, alongside artwork by artists Nate Lowman, Elizabeth Peyton, Raymond Pettibon and Mike Kelley.
Check out the Seattle Art Fair’s official website for more information.
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