Special Surprise at the Seattle Art Fair This Year

From August 3-6, the Seattle Art Fair will take place at the CenturyLink Field Event Center and it’s well worth the trip. This year, in addition to the many other gorgeous items that will be on display, there will be a very unusual treat. Two of Kurt Cobain’s paintings will make their debut. These are paintings that have been in storage since his death in 1994.

These works are represented by United Talent Agency, who is also in charge of the Cobain estate. As Joshua Roth, the director for United Talent Agency Fine Arts said, the goal is to “create a touring exhibition that really tells the story of who Kurt was through artworks, personal artifacts and memorabilia, sort of like what the Rolling Stones did in London. There are dozens: several paintings, many drawings, many sculptures.”

One of the pieces, the Incesticide art, has been seen by the public while the other one has never been viewed by the general public.

And why has United Talent Agency picked this special venue for the debut? As Roth said, “He was born near there, he passed away there, and he created the soundtrack for a counterculture there.”

And we, in Seattle, get to be the recipients of that choice.


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