UTA Artist Space, the Boyle Heights gallery opened by the United Talent Agency late last year (amid a swirl of initial controversy), has headed north this weekend for the Seattle Art Fair. Among works by artist Mike Kelley, Joe Bradley, Nate Lowman, Elizabeth Peyton and Dennis Hopper, UTA also is exhibiting never-before-seen illustrations by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, along with a selection of notebooks that have been in storage since his death in 1994. Like the documentary Montage of Heck, the exhibit offers a glimpse into the mind of a icon who left us way too soon.
“Kurt Cobain was perhaps the most iconic musician of his generation, but his work as a visual artist is often overlooked,” says Josh Roth, head of UTA Fine Arts. “These paintings provide an opportunity to see him, and some of his contemporaries, in a new light.”
UTA doesn't currently have plans to bring the works to L.A., but you can check them out here. Or, you know, hop a plane to Seattle.
All images courtesy of the estate of Kurt Cobain.