Endorsement – Cobain’s Converse #1 © Geoff Moore
by Maria Sofou
In 2008, photographer Geoff Moore was commissioned by the Estate of Kurt Cobain to document Kurt’s most personal possessions. He was given exactly one day.
Moore’s striking archive of Kurt’s intimate belongings is a time capsule of an entire generation and a a treasure trove that offers the viewer further insight into one of the most prolific and complex artists of our time.
“Each image in Moore’s “Endorsement” paints an awe-inspiring portrait of Cobain’s varying interests as one of the most elusive artists to grace the stage. Some stand-alone images include: “Smash” depicting a broken guitar with hand-written lyrics penned by Cobain; Kurts Journals and last recordings, the infamous heart shaped box, various doll images that optimized Cobain’s interest in human anatomy, and an image of a stuffed monkey holding a tambourine entitled “Kurt’s Monkeys #1” illuminating his well known love for monkeys throughout his life.”
Heart Shaped Box #1 © Geoff Moore
Tapes © Geoff Moore
Smashed © Geoff Moore
Nixon Now © Geoff Moore
Rock © Geoff Moore
Marionette © Geoff Moore
The Journals © Geoff Moore
Kurt’s Guitar 2 © Geoff Moore
Madonna Box © Geoff Moore
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