COURTNEY LOVE LOOKS PRETTY

Courtney Love, famed musician of the band Hole and wife of the late Kurt Cobain, made her debut as a visual artist in New York last night. Under the tutelage of David LaChapelle, Courtney exhibited her drawings that reiterate the same tell-all message of her vulnerability and torment that made her music a 90s MTV staple.

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The 45+ original works in this showing feature women in various states of undress and dismay, and seek to show contradictions between the ideal and the reality of women and sexuality, and the consequences of those contradictions. The doll-like characters in these pieces are simultaneously perfect and flawed, coy and pained. Love has always been able to turn her suffering into something vibrant, fun and oddly pretty, and her visual art is no exception; she puts it all out there and puts her all into it.

 

Courtney Love's all is on display May 3 through June 15 at:
Fred Torres Collaborations
527 West 29th St
New York