LONDON (Reuters) – An exhibition devoted to late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain opens in Ireland subsequent month, showcasing a number of the grunge rock singer’s belongings curated by his household.
From his sketches and drawings to clothes and a automobile, “Growing Up Kurt Cobain” will show dozens of Cobain’s personal items, a few of them by no means seen earlier than by the general public.
His daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and mom, Wendy O’Connor, will likely be among the many singer’s kinfolk attending the opening on the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, 50 km (30 miles) southwest of Dublin.
Cobain, who had Irish ancestry, died in 1994 on the age of 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot.
“I have always been the most intimately informed of who my father was by my grandmother and aunts,” Frances Bean Cobain stated in an announcement despatched to Reuters.
“I am so ecstatic that their view of who Kurt was gets to be celebrated with Nirvana fans the world over.”
Fans of Cobain, who popularized grunge rock in the early 1990s, will likely be ready to see the striped inexperienced sweater he wore in the video for Nirvana’s 1991 hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and his MTV Video award for a similar music.
The singer’s childhood drawings of cartoon characters, handwritten lyrics and powder-blue 1965 Dodge Dart automobile may also be on show.
“With this exhibition we hope to bring the focus back to Kurt’s roots, vision and artistic genius, to inspire everyone not to lose their creativity and childlike wonder,” Cobain’s sister Kim Cobain stated.
The small museum in County Kildare has outfits worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly on show, and has beforehand hosted exhibitions devoted to Michael Jackson and Prince.
The museum’s proprietor, William Doyle, who can also be chief govt of bijou and homeware maker Newbridge Silverware, stated the concept of a Kurt Cobain exhibition stemmed from his friendship with the singer’s household.
“The family have this feeling that they are bringing him back home,” he stated.
“Growing Up Kurt Cobain” opens on July 19 and runs till end-September.
Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Hanna Rantala; Editing by Robin Pomeroy