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  • Provenance


    Team Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    In Kill all Rock Stars (Kurt Cobain), Violette combines a string of cryptic items to mask the theme of the work–rock and roll suicide. With admirable restraint, Violette keeps his references subsumed under visual ambiguity, preventing the viewer from understanding the work too quickly.Yet, the artist’s visual language is linked to his fascination with pop culture’s fetishization of celebrity death and the troubling psychology that highlights the frustration and moral decrepitude that plagues marginalized sects of American youth culture.

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Kill all Rock Stars (Kurt Cobain)

2002

Graphite on paper.

22 x 29 1/4 in. (55.9 x 74.3 cm).

Estimate
$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $157,000

Contemporary Art Part I

15 May 2008, 7pm
New York