Famed photographer Mark Seliger revealed solely to Web page Six how he took one of many final recognized images of Kurt Cobain weeks earlier than his dying.
Working with Cobain for the promo for “In Utero,” Seliger took the well-known shot of him surrounded by doll heads. The fotog stated: “He was really very easygoing and had a variety of enjoyable with it. He gave the impression to be in nice spirits. Two months later, he was gone.”
Recalling working with Nirvana on a Rolling Stone cowl shoot a 12 months earlier, he instructed us: “They usually wore white T-shirts with the names of native bands from Seattle, and I used to be attempting to keep away from that. I requested Dave [Grohl, the band’s drummer,] and Krist [Novoselic, bassist,] to not put on these shirts, they usually received off the van snickering. Kurt … was carrying his signature cardigan sweater and opened it up, and his shirt learn ‘Company magazines nonetheless suck.’ I had to return [to the editors] with that image, and I felt like I had tousled — however they cherished it, and it ran as is.”
Seliger is working with Christie’s to public sale off limited-edition prints to boost funds for COVID-19 aid organizations.