Posted in music on April 4, 2012


The Morrison Hotel Gallery says:

We are very excited to present Jesse's amazing Kurt Cobain photographic collection at our SoHo Gallery on April 5th. While earning a degree in economics at the University of Michigan, Jesse Frohman picked up a camera and never put it down. When he returned to New York, he had no formal training or experience, but he did have a portfolio of platinum prints, which caught the interest of legendary photographer Irving Penn, who hired Jesse to manage his studio.

It was an incomparable apprenticeship. To the techniques and aesthetics he learned from Penn, Jesse added his own sensibilities of strength, dignity and quiet energy, all of which are evident in his pictures.

Jesse has photographed countless celebrities and still lifes. In addition to his work for magazines, advertising, and recording companies, he has been commissioned to create two award-winning books. His work is also in many private collections.

The exhibit will be open to the public from April 6th through Aprol 23rd at the 124 Prince Street gallery.

Jarvis Cocker, Mike Nouveau and others will DJ, along with a live set by the Virgins, at the opening night afterparty at Tribeca Grand, a Grand Life hotel.

Grand Life has an article talks more about the pictures at the gallery (via).

In related news, Courtney Love is planning on auctioning off some paintings made by Kurt Cobain (if she's alllowed), and "Clint Eastwood's 'A Star is Born' Remake is Really About Kurt Cobain" (via).

Kurt Cobain's life ended on April 5, 1994.



Comments (19)



Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 11:45 AM

I thought this was at 313 bowery?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 11:46 AM

I hope Courtney Love gets face cancer

Posted by J | April 4, 2012 11:56 AM

That was only a pop up's been gone for a bit.

Posted by Jim | April 4, 2012 11:57 AM

Well, if Kurt somehow was still alive, I'm sure this would make him want to kill himself.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 12:03 PM

Is that photo before or after he was dead?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 12:07 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 12:40 PM

This has nothing to do with Friends.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:13 PM

12.40 pls explain.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:37 PM

the virgins are so grunge!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:58 PM

Love it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 4:31 PM

Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music and lyrics. I only wished he could have stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations. I was compelled to compose a portrait of him In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at Drop in and tell me your memories of his music and how it’s affected you.

Posted by Brandt Hardin | April 4, 2012 7:45 PM

Please relocate this mess to Seattle

Oh wait, they hate KC too

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 8:13 PM

I never thought of Cobain as being particularly insightful. But I suppose that given how stupid most artists are, you could probably find intelligence in the directions on a shampoo bottle.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 8:31 PM

18 years have been passed since lead singer of Nirvana Kurt Cobain passed away. Visit his memorial @

Posted by Mike struthers | April 5, 2012 8:01 AM

Kurt Cobain

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 8:35 AM

oh yeah this really sums it all up photo gallery in Manhattan full of corporate cunts and mainstream ass holes Kurt would of really like this

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 1:11 PM

r.i.p kurt

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 4:09 PM

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