Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Kurt Cobain's art is going on tour

Posted on

Raffaella Cavalieri/Redferns

Kurt Cobain’s artwork will be showcased on an upcoming touring exhibit, Jeff Jampol, who manages late performers like the Nirvana frontman, revealed to The New York Times.

“He’s got some amazing canvases that a lot of the world has never seen or even heard of,” Jampol said of “Kurt’s works and his art and his possessions” that will be featured on the tour. 

Cobain died in 1994 at the age of 27, and his life was recently remembered in 2015 documentary Montage of HeckBrett Morgen directed the film, which included looks at previously never-before-seen artwork, recordings, and footage from Cobain. 

Now, Jampol is working with Cobain’s widow Courtney Love and their daughter Frances Bean Cobain — who executive-produced Montage of Heck — on organizing the touring exhibit.

“A lot of people approach these legacies as vultures winging around this decomposing body looking for little islands of still-pink flesh they can consume,” Jampol said. “I take the opposite approach. I believe in reanimating the body, and then all the revenue streams will come with it.”