Even if you haven’t seen Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck yet, Nirvana fans have to give it up for director Brett Morgen for reintroducing some long-lost Kurt Cobain creations into the world. In addition to Cobain’s haunting acoustic cover of the Beatles’ “And I Love Her,” the documentary featured a look at some rarely seen paintings from the late rock icon.
Some of the paintings are very similar to the cover art for Nirvana’s odds-and-ends comp Incesticide, which is not surprising — Cobain did it himself. But a few of the other paintings (scared koala!) show a different stylistic direction, making the case that unlike a number of rock star painters, Cobain had range.
Check them out below. In case you’re wondering what’s up with the “By Michael Azzerad” [sic] scrawled into the “Come As You Are” painting, Azerrad wrote a Nirvana biography of the same name which came out prior to Cobain’s death.
All art work by Kurt Cobain; End Of Music/Courtesy of HBO.