With parents like Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, it was written in the stars that Frances Bean Cobain would always be a totally badass individual. Turns out she’s pretty talented to boot. Plying her trade as a visual artist in Los Angeles, it’s been pretty hard to get hold of her pieces – until now. Today the 23-year-old announced that she’ll be selling prints of her weird and wonderful artwork via online marketplace depop.
There’s a handful of prints up for grabs, ranging in price from $200 to $400 (£150-£300). Some are in black and white, some are in colour and all of them are a bit batshit bonkers. In fact, one of two of them will definitely haunt your dreams. Which, quite frankly, is why we love them.
Coming on like a cross between abstract impressionist don Willem de Kooning and punk rock artwork legend Raymond Pettibon (shout out to all the art history students), Frances’ vision is a nightmarish one, a swirling, mixed up world inhabited by obese men with things like ‘Chocolate from the bald man’ scrawled above their heads.
Frances’ first exhibition took place back in 2010 when she was 17. Working under the pseudonym Tim Fiddle, she displayed a number of pieces – including the originals of some of the prints now on sale – at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles. The exhibition was called Scumfuck. Which is nice.
A way with a pencil evidently runs in the family. As well as being one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century Kurt Cobain was an avid artist, filling up notebook after notebook with his sketches. A touring exhibition of his artwork is planned for later this year.