New Kurt Cobain Clothing Collection 'Kurt Was Here' Launches Today

A portion of the proceeds from the Frances Bean-curated collection will go to suicide prevention non-profit The Jed Foundation.

Kurt Cobain’s artwork is ready to wear.

On Monday (Sept. 9), Live Nation Merchandise and The End of Music, LLC -- the business entity behind Cobain’s publicity rights -- unveiled the debut of a new clothing collection called Kurt Was Here, featuring the late Nirvana frontman’s hand-written journal entries, sketches, paintings and drawings. Each item in the collection was curated and designed under the creative direction of Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

Available at Barneys NY, Selfridges UK and KurtCobainShop.com staring Monday, the collection will also include a book and limited edition art prints (the latter to be made available later this year) based entirely on Cobain’s original artwork. Additional products and retail partners are expected to be announced in the coming months.

Those behind the collection state that Cobain’s artwork has not been edited on the garments, noting that “all varying line weights were not adjusted so the customer can experience the fluidity and potent subject matter as it was intended.”

A portion of all online sales from the collection will be donated to The Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the emotional health of and preventing suicide among teens and young adults. Prices for items in the collection range from $39 from a T-shirt to $69 for a hoodie.

Though Cobain's image has been used on merchandise for many years since his death, Kurt Was Here is the first official collection to use his  paintings, drawings, journal entries, and sculptures.

Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 5, 1994 at age 27.

 

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