LIVE NIRVANA GUIDE TO KURT COBAIN'S ART Mixed Media & Altered Art

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  1. A defaced photograph. Featured in Nick Broomfield's Kurt & Courtney documentary film.
  2. An assemblage of magazine cutouts, anatomical models and toy figures.
  3. Chim Chim toy figure set against a collage of medical magazine cutouts (diseased vaginas). Used for the inlay of the Nevermind release.
  4. Art dolls. Featured in Nick Broomfield's Kurt & Courtney documentary film.
  5. Ink-on-card caricature of a Bleach-era NIRVANA. Cobain has humorously defaced the Bleach album cover, depicting himself with a mohawk, Krist Novoselic as bald, and Jason Everman as a stony-faced heavy metal rocker.
  6. Self-portrait composed of a NIRVANA comic book tearout and a pencil drawn, emaciated body; Six lines from Alicia Ostriker's poem, "A Young Woman, a Tree" are pasted above the portrait. Published in Journals.
  7. Art doll, Xeroxed by Kevin Kerslake. Used for the front cover of Sonic Youth's Whores Moaning EP.
  8. Art doll.
  9. Porcelain doll head, redecorated with white and pink paint. Published in Cobain Unseen.
  10. Skull with a ruptured frontal bone and exposed brain. The skull has been fleshed-out on one side with yellow modelling clay.
  11. Skeleton, embellished with paint and yellow modelling clay.
  12. A whittled and painted artist's wooden mannequin. Used for the front cover of the Lithium single.
  13. A whittled and painted artist's wooden mannequin. Published in Cobain Unseen.
  14. 'Personalized' Hallmark card, titled "The Many Moods Of Kurdt Kobain". Published in Journals.
  15. An assemblage of Stargazer lilies and anatomical models, photographed by Charles Peterson. Used for the reverse cover of the In Utero album.
  16. Madonna statue fragments with three birth announcement dolls, arranged in a suitcase. Published in Cobain Unseen.
  17. Defaced Manischewitz matzo ball mix box. Published in the In Utero deluxe edition album liner.
  18. Painting of a large flower against a green-ish background; feathers have been applied to the canvas as flower petals; cut-outs of the In Utero angel, Versalius's Eve and several of Cobain's own alien-like figures have also been applied on and around the flower; a smiley face and 'Come As You ARE' are written in yellow.