New Art Show Will Showcase Kurt Cobain’s Shoes

Beginning February 11, KM Fine Arts Los Angeles will display photographer Geoff Moore’s photos of items from Kurt Cobain’s vault that he shot for the book Cobain Unseen. The items include Cobain’s sneakers, a guitar with a Richard Nixon sticker on it, and a broken guitar.

The photographs also feature subtle references to Nirvana’s oeuvre, such as a heart-shaped box filled with broken rosaries. There are also several images of Cobain’s mangled guitars, scuffed by pick marks and marked by stickers.

Moore, a self-taught artist and film director working in Los Angeles, was recently featured in a benefit exhibition for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music curated by Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Flea, and Gagosian director Deborah McCleod. See photos below, via ArtNet.

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Former Mudhoney manager Bob Whittaker shared a memory on Krist Novoselic’s Facebook page in December following Scott Weiland’s death. He shared a previously untold story about Weiland meeting Kurt Cobain backstage at Stone Temple Pilots’ show at Seattle Arena on July 8, 1993.

“I remember in Seattle – Butthole Surfers opened for them? We were back stage to say hi to the band after the show = Gibby , King Coffee ETC – I was goofing around with Kurt – he jumped on my back and I took him into the #sonetemplepilots dressingroom. Security was going to toss us out – but Scott saw Kurt and rescued us.

I set Kurt down then Scott and Kurt talked at the deli tray table – a bit awkward at first – Kurt said ‘people tell me you sound like #Nirvana . You must owe me some publishing money then.’ Scott didn’t miss a beat and pulled out a crumpled sweaty $1 bill from his pocket and gave it to Kurt. Kurt took it, We all laughed and left. It was fun funny and cute. ❤️ #inventinggrunge ✔️ Life is short – everyone be nice and do good work while we are here -B”

  • Felonious Punk

    Kurt Cobain wasn’t murdered.

    Also, the Cobain Unseen book is WAY better than Montage of Cashgrab, which isn’t worth wiping one’s ass with. Cobain Unseen actually had some merit and heart put into it

    • Corndog

      Was it the picture of the shoe that really put it over the top for you?

      • Felonious Punk

        No, it was the picture of him wiping his ass with a copy of PJ’s Ten that earned my money 😀

        • Corndog

          That really doesn’t seem practical. I mean the potential for splinters alone should it snap, it doesn’t bear thinking about.

          • Felonious Punk

            It was just the booklet, if I remember correctly

          • Corndog

            Well that’s ok then. That region can be oh so sensitive.

  • Raj

    Pretty sweet looking Univox, the acoustic guitar with the Nixon Now sticker is pretty infamous. I will have to check out the Cobain Unseen book.

  • Ishmael

    Nixon Now.