CULTURE

See the Unseen Kurt Cobain


A lot of Kurt Cobain has spilled lately. The vertiginous voyeurism of Brett Morgen’s 2015 HBO documentary Montage of Heck was only amplified by the release of a 31-track album of dialogue and sounds Cobain recorded onto cassettes in his home. And now the photographer Geoff Moore is mounting an exhibition at KM Fine Arts in Los Angeles of pictures of Cobain’s prized possessions—a smashed guitar, a small heart-shaped box, a stuffed monkey. (He originally took them for a 2009 book, Cobain Unseen, by Charles Cross.) It’s hard to look away from this inventory, which only confirms the impression that you accidentally opened the door to a teenager’s room—which is to say, he probably wouldn’t want you there.

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Kurt’s Converse

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Heart Shaped Box

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Kurt’s Guitar

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Kurt’s Journals

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Madonna Box

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Marionette

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Nightstand

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Nixon Now

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Smashed Guitar

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Tapes