Kurt Cobain - MUSIC London Friday, November 20, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, United States

  • Catalogue Essay

    This painting was executed by Kurt Cobain whilst at Aberdeen High School, Washington. Cobain took a deep interest in art during school and often drew bizarre human forms. Later on, his work was often influenced by his interest in medicine, his dreams, and his bizarre, often macabre sense of humour. Unable to afford art materials, Cobain would improvise with materials, painting on board games and album sleeves, and painting with an array of substances, including his own bodily fluids. His paintings appeared on the LP covers for the Nirvana albums In Utero and Incesticide and he also conceived the idea for the infamous image of a baby swimming after a dollar bill used on the Nevermind album.


Untitled Landscape

c. 1982
Ink on paper.
30.2 x 48 cm. (11 7/8 x 18 3/4 in).
Signed ‘Cobain’ lower right.  With letter of provenance..

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £13,750


21 Nov 2009