You wouldn’t expect the first art show by the teenage daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain to be middle of the road.
And Frances Bean Cobain does not disappoint. In fact, the images the 17-year-old comes up with in Los Angeles are extremely disturbing.
Under the pseudonym Tim Fiddle, Frances Bean’s exhibit of notebook sketches is called Scumf***. No doubt her parents would be proud of the name.
The mostly charcoal drawings depict ghoulish faces and distorted features. Each sketch has accompanying captions, including one that says, ‘Treat Me Like Your Mother Or I’ll Eat the Sun,’ another that reads ‘Goat S****, and a third that says ‘I Don’t Owe You S***’
The centrepiece of the exhibit is a portrait of the American punk rock musician G.G. Allin…
Frances Bean wasn’t even two years old when her father, the lead singer of Nirvana, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in 1994. He was 27.
And her mother, lead singer of the band Hole, briefly lost custody of her daughter in 2003 when she was ordered into rehab after being treated for an accidental prescription drug overdose.
In December 2009, Frances Bean requested and was granted legal emancipation from Courtney, and now chooses to remain under the guardianship of Kurt Cobain’s mother and sister.