Check out Kurt Cobain's Never-Before-Seen Paintings
Montage of Heck, the newly released documentary on Kurt Cobain, has been all the rage lately. But in case you haven’t had the chance to see the film, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a peek at some of Cobain’s newly discovered paintings that are featured in the documentary.
The documentary takes a raw and in-depth look into the Nirvana frontman’s life, following him from his childhood to his untimely death. Although Cobain is not well-known for his art, the 90’s grunge king dabbled in just about every art form — painting, sculpture, comic strips, poetry, sound collage and fiction. Apparently, Cobain’s mother was even convinced that Kurt would grow up to be an animator for Disney.
Frances Bean and Courtney Love, his daughter and widow, gave Brett Morgen, the director of the film, an exclusive key to Cobain’s personal painting archive where he first realized Kurt’s artistic talent, some of which are featured above. Morgen explained, “He had an innate gift to externalize his interior world. He had to get it out of him.”
The documentary premieres to HBO on May 4th, but in the meantime if you find yourself in LA, spend the night at Cobain’s old apartment, where some of his art was made.
Photos courtesy of HBO