Massive Nirvana exhibit to open next spring in Seattle
The exhibit is expected to include more than 200 Nirvana-related artifacts, including a painting that Kurt Cobain did in high school, the reel-to-reel machine that Cobain used to record his earliest bands (Organized Confusion and Fecal Matter) and the yellow cardigan that Cobain wore constantly from 1991 until his death in 1994—not to mention hand-written lyrics, instruments, and countless photos. In a statement today, Krist Novoselic, the band’s bassist and co-founder, said, “It’s great that there will soon be a collection that celebrates (the Seattle grunge scene’s) contribution to music and culture. There’s a story with Nirvana at its center, but it’s a story that also includes the many people, bands and institutions that make up a music community. The show is a celebration of Northwest music.”
Other artifacts in the exhibit will include pieces of the first guitar Cobain destroyed onstage (a Univox Hi-Flyer), Dave Grohl’s Tama Rockstar-Pro drum kit, Krist Novoselic’s Guild acoustic bass guitar and Buck Owens’ American acoustic guitar used during the recording of the band’s legendary MTV Unplugged gig. Steve Fisk, who co-produced the band’s Blew EP (1989), created the soundtrack that fans will hear as they move through the exhibition.
S/O to Dan Hyman