Recap: Jesse Frohman "Kurt Cobain" at The Morrison Hotel
To honor Kurt Cobain on the 18th anniversary of his passing The Morrison Hotel Gallery, which specializes in rock and roll photography, showcased photographer Jesse Frohman’s pictures of the Nirvana front man printed larger than life.
These iconic images of Kurt Cobain in his final days are a testament to Grunge and pop culture in the ’90s. Like Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain died both at an early age and at the pinnacle of his career. These photographs, captured near the time of his death, provide a rarely seen insight into the end of the life of a rock star.
While earning a degree in economics at the University of Michigan, Jesse Frohman picked up a camera and never put it down. When he returned to New York, he had no formal training or experience, but he did have a portfolio of platinum prints, which caught the interest of legendary photographer Irving Penn, who hired Jesse to manage his studio. It was an incomparable apprenticeship. Jesse has photographed countless celebrities for Rolling Stone, Spin, Vanity Fair, and the NY Times. In addition to his work for magazines, advertising, and recording companies, he has been commissioned to create two award-winning books.
The exhibit will be open to the public from April 6th through April 23rd at the 124 Prince Street gallery.
Photo: Marcos Enrique