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Kurt Cobain's possessions are going on exhibition in Kildare this summer

‘Growing Up Kurt Cobain’ is a must-see for fans of the singer and Nirvana.

THERE’S EXCITING NEWS for Irish fans of 90s grunge rock band Nirvana.

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The personal belongings of Kurt Cobain, the frontman of the genre-defining band, will go on display next month in Kildare’s Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge. The exhibition, entitled ‘Growing Up Kurt Cobain’ will open on July 19th by Cobain’s mother, his two sisters and his only daughter, Frances, whom he shared with singer Courtney Love.

The possessions on display have been curated by his family and include his sketches and drawings, clothing and the only car Cobain is known to have owned – a powder-blue 1965 Dodge. Many of these items have never been shown to the public before.

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Cobain, who had ancestors who emigrated  from Tyrone in 1875, died in 1994 at the age of 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot. Cobain is remembered as one of the voices of his generation.

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His daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, pictured above, said:
“I am so thrilled to participate and support my family as they honor their brother and son at The Museum of Style Icons in Ireland. I have always been the most intimately informed of who my father was by my grandmother and aunts. I am so ecstatic that their view of who Kurt was gets to be celebrated with Nirvana fans the world over”
On display will be the striped green and brown shirt that Cobain wore in the iconic ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ music video in 1991, along with the MTV Video award for the same song.

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The singer’s childhood drawings of cartoon characters and handwritten lyrics will be shown, and there’s a special meaning behind showing these, as Cobain’s sister Kim explained:
With this exhibition we hope to bring the focus back to Kurt’s roots, vision and artistic genius, to inspire everyone not to lose their creativity and childlike wonder.
The exhibition runs until 30th September, where it will then be transferred to The Museo de la Moda in Sanitago Chile.

So if you missed seeing it in Kildare, you now have a good excuse to hop on a plane and visit South America.

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