Kurt Cobain Caricature

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Kurt Cobain Caricature, of Nirvana, age 26, during MTV “Live and Loud” concert at Pier 28 in Seattle, Washington, December 13, 1993 with his Fender Mustang With Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge and tuners, sonic-blue body finish and the indispensable humbucker in the bridge.

Cobain was an American singer, songwriter, musician and founder of the rock band Nirvana. Nirvana found breakthrough success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from their second album Nevermind (1991). Following the success of “Nevermind”, Nirvana was labeled “the flagship band” of Generation X. Hits such as “Smells Like Team Spirit”, “All Apologies”, “About A Girl”, “Heart Shaped Box”, “Come As You Are” and “The Man Who Sold The World” made the Seattle band the heart of the “Grunge” music scene.

On his 14th birthday on February 20, 1981, Cobain's uncle offered him either a bike or a used guitar—he chose the guitar. Despite being right handed, he played the guitar left handed. His musical influences were: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Queen and Kiss. Punk rock proved to be a profound influence on a teenaged Cobain's attitude and artistic style. His first punk rock album was Sandinista! by The Clash, but he became a bigger fan of a fellow 1970's British punk band the Sex Pistols, describing them as “one million times more important than the Clash” in his journals.

Throughout most of his life, Cobain suffered from depression, chronic bronchitis and intense physical pain due to an undiagnosed chronic stomach condition. This condition led him into experimentation with drugs. Cobain's first experience with heroin occurred sometime in 1986, and by the end of 1990, it developed into a full-fledged addiction.

On April 8, 1994, Cobain's body was discovered at his Lake Washington Boulevard home by electrician Gary Smith who had arrived to install a security system. The death was ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. He was 27 years old.

Since their debut, Nirvana, with Cobain as a songwriter, has sold over 25 million albums in the U.S., and over 75 million worldwide. Cobain was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, along with Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, in their first year of eligibility.

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All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.

Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.

32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 28 × 24 × 2 in
Print Size

32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Prints $495, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $175