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Kurt Cobain exhibit coming to SAM

Apr 15, 2010, 10:17 AM | Updated: May 13, 2011, 2:07 pm

By BRIAN SHAPIRO
KIRO Radio

The Seattle Art Museum is sponsoring an exhibit in honor of Kurt Cobain.

The new exhibit that will open in mid-May is a great example of how Cobain influenced musicians and artists all over the world.

“This has been in the works for over two years now and it just sort of came about in thinking about what’s germane to Seattle and what are some of the cultural landmarks of this place. Grunge music really comes to mind and Kurt Cobain is just such an iconic figure,” said Michael Darling, Seattle Art Museum spokesperson.

He says you can expect sculptures, paintings, drawings, and never-seen-before photos of Cobain.

“This is soley artwork created by other artists about Kurt. You could have straight forward portraits of him or documentary photographs of him. Then as you move through the show, you realize that you’re getting into this more abstract notion of who Kurt was and what he meant to these artists,” said Darling.

The exhibit opens May 13 and runs through the beginning of September 6.

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