LIVE NIRVANA GUIDE TO KURT COBAIN'S ART: Paintings
Painting of a house on fire. Published in Cobain: Montage Of Heck.
Painting of a house on a hill. Published in Cobain Unseen.
Painting of a lighthouse, dated 1980. Published in Cobain Unseen.
Painting of a lighthouse, dated 1980. Used for the front cover of Beverly Cobain's book, When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide For Depressed Teens.
Painting of a harbor, dated 1980.
Painting of wild animals clinging to burnt trees. Published in Cobain: Montage Of Heck.
Airbrush illustration of an abstract landscape, circa 1982-84. Signed "Cobain" in red felt tip on the lower right corner.
Airbrush illustration of a guitarist playing in the middle of an abstract landscape, circa 1982-84. This piece was painted as a practice sketch before completing a final school assignment.
Airbrush illustration of a couple of two aging, Reagan-era punks in the post-apocalypse. Informally known as "Punk American Gothic".
Painting of a man on a desert island, playing a Les Paul guitar with an amplifier plugged into a palm tree. This painting is estimated to have been made in 1983.
Painting of an alien-like figure, estimated to have been made in 1983. Previous owners include Mike Ziegler of the NLG.
Painting of an alien-like figure holding a yellow rose flower in its hand.
Painting on the glovebox door of a Volkswagen Beetle, formerly owned by Gary/Chris Cobain.
Painting of a skinny figure, doubled up with what appears to be a broken and bleeding anus and surrounded by brightly colored flowers.
Painting of an alien-like figure, believed to be a self portrait. Featured in Nick Broomfield's Kurt & Courtney documentary.
Painting of a fetus surrounded by white, thorn-like capillaries. Featured in Nick Broomfield's Kurt & Courtney documentary.
Painting made on the back of a board game of an alien-like figure,
crouched over and weeping?, with faces of a woman and a mustached man in the
Painting of a child with a warped eye and crooked smile, dressed in a
cloak and pointed hat, surrounded by white match-stick figures, birds and bees.
Painting of a child with a warped eye and crooked smile, dressed in a cloak and pointed hat, surrounded by white match-stick figures, birds, bees and a house on a hill.
Painting featuring a child with a warped eye and a crooked smile, an erect penis, a fetus, a black skeletal figure and a red seahorse.
Abstract painting resembling a large pool of blood with drip trails and drops in all directions.
Painting with blood-red crosses in the foreground and a brilliant-white madonna in the background.
Painting with two central figures - one white and featureless, the other a suspended marionette with wings and an exposed penis; a cat is pictured in the bottom-left corner, a small marionette in the bottom-right corner, and a stripy-legged fairy in the top-right corner. Titled "Hyperpylaurie Fistula Rectal Abscess Gastroenteritis Conjunctivitis Spinabiffida".
Painting of a large marionette cradling a poppy in the crook of its arm, with a small child-like marionette clinging to its shoulder. Used for the front cover of the Incesticide
Painting of a feminine-looking marionette set against a yellow background. Used for the front cover of the Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings album (deluxe edition).
Painting of a marionette and a seahorse; the marionette appears to be lighting a fire using a hand-drill. Used for the front cover of the Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings album (standard edition).
Crayon painting of a deformed fetus smoking a crack pipe against a colorful background. Cobain has written "NIRVANA" in the top-left corner and "Crack Babies" in the bottom-right corner of the page.
Abstract painting - thought to be a cover art design idea for Michael Azerrad's book, Come As You Are: The Story Of Nirvana - with "NIRVANA / Come As You Are / By Michael Azzerad" [sic] written around the margin.