07.05 → 02.07
Acclaimed photographer Jesse Frohman captures the iconic artist at a critical moment in his life and career in new, photographic, cultural time capsule book, which will be presented to Moscow public in format of photo exhibition.
In August 1993, when Nirvana was in New York to perform at the legendary Roseland Ballroom, Jesse Frohman photographed them for the London Observer’s Sunday magazine—on the occasion of the band’s newest album, «In Utero». The resulting photos have become an important historical record of a band at its cultural peak, and of its frontman, Kurt Cobain, it was the last formal photo shoot in which Cobain participated before he committed suicide on April 5th, 1994
In Jesse’s photograph’s Cobain seems an almost feral creature, by turns gentle, playful, defiant, suffering, or absorbed in his music. The book is a touching tribute to Cobain twenty years after his tragic demise, and following Nirvana’s recent induction in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The pictures are as humanizing as they are glorifying, while revealing a more depressing side of the life of a great artist dependent on drugs.
“MSK Eastside” Gallery after the 10 days exhibition in «Tsvetnoy Central Market» is presenting it at the gallery’s space in Proekt Fabrika located in Perevedenovsky lane, 18, entrance 2, building 10, floor 3.