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Kurt Cobain, Australia 1992 Corporate Magazines Still Suck

Origin United States
Period 1980-1999
Materials color print
W. 20 in; H. 16 in;
W. 50.8 cm; H. 40.64 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1992
Description Shelli took this photo while the photographer for “Rolling Stone Magazine” was setting up. Kurt Cobain is wearing his handmade shirt that says “Corporate Magazines Still Suck”. Kurt and the magazine’s photographer disagreed about whether or not he should wear the shirt. Kurt prevailed and made his statement. The band’s story, seen through her camera, is her story as well. As famous as Nirvana became, and as culture‐rattling as their music turned out to be, to her, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic were family Kurt like a brother and Krist her former husband. Much has been made in the media about Kurt’s brooding, drug‐addicted fatalism, but Shelli knew him long before a single reporter had thrust a mic in his face and insisted on a comment. She knows, and her images reflect, that, although those early days weren’t all sunshine and roses, they were the exuberant days of youth – a bunch of small‐town kids goofing on the glitzy aesthetic of their times and working hard at creating honest music that was authentic to their experience and view of the world. Shelli's photographs are featured in the exhibit "Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses" at the EMP (Experience Music Project) in Seattle, Washington
Styles / Movements Color
Incollect Reference Number 228346
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