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EXHIBITION: “KURT” AT MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY

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Posted April 4, 2012 by JRL in ART & DESIGN

In what now seems ridiculously ironic, Nirvana defined an entire generation with an album titled Nevermind. Today, nearly 18 years after the group disbanded following the death of frontman Kurt Cobain, legions of young people around the world continue to be seduced by the band’s electrifying sound and raw, intensely emotional lyrics. That same energy is captured in photographer Jesse Frohman’s series“Kurt,” opening April 5 at NYC’s Morrison Hotel Gallery. Commissioned in 1993 by the Sunday Observer to accompany a cover story on the band, the pictures capture the grunge god wearing a woman’s leopard-print coat, white Jackie O-style sunglasses, and goofy hunting cap (all of which work surprisingly well together). While the paper ended up not running them, they went on to become some of the most iconic images of the tragic frontman ever taken. Unfortunately, they would also be some of his last. Cobain took his own life just five months later. Morrison Hotel Gallery, 124 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012. Map.

(Images: ©Jesse Frohman/Courtesy of The Morrison Hotel Gallery)


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