There’s something chilling about photos of celebrities during what would be their final moments on earth, like these rare portraits of Kurt Cobain by Jesse Frohman from 1994. They will be on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on April 6 to celebrate the life of the rebel rockstar.
I was only 5 when the news broke out that Kurt Cobain, Nirvana’s frontman, took his own life on April 5, 1994. As I got older, I understood the music industry’s tragic loss and started to sympathize with the world.
In memoriam, Jesse Frohman has revealed some rare photos he took of Cobain during the last few days of his life and the images that are characteristically Kurt will be on display starting April 6.
“Frohman’s haunting photos show many side’s of Cobain’s personality, from his goofy sense of humor to his deep depression,” says Liz Barrett of the Examiner. “Cobain was 27 when the photos were taken. He had survived a heroin overdose and had been in and out of rehab trying to kick his addiction. Frohman’s photos reflect that despair even when Cobain plays around with vintage accessories. His Jackie O sunglasses underscore the juxtaposition of his extreme celebrity and fatal fragility.”
Kurt Cobain by Jesse Frohman opens Friday, April 6, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, 116 Prince Street, New York.
Sourced from Examiner.