Frances Bean Cobain Assumes Pseudonym, Debuts Artwork


[Editor’s note: For the next two Fridays, Flavorwire will be counting down our 20 most popular features of 2010. This post, which originally ran on July 13, 2010, comes in at position number 12.] We always knew to expect great (or, at the very least, interesting) things from the daughter of two of rock’s darkest legends, and Frances Bean Cobain‘s burgeoning art career has not disappointed. The 17-year-old offspring of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love (pseudonym: Fiddle Tim) just put up her first gallery show Scumfuck at L.A.’s La Luz De Jesus Gallery. Cobain’s art is gritty and visceral (kind of like her dad’s), depicting androgynous, obese, or malnourished characters and fringe public figures like punk provocateur GG Allin and cult leader Jim Jones. Oh, and there’s one piece with the caption “Treat me like your mother or I’ll eat the sun.” From what we’ve seen, young Frances Bean’s artwork promises to be as controversial as her parents’ musical legacy. After the jump, check out some images from the show and let us know what you think of the alterna-rock scion’s creations.

Chopsy Cheech; graphite & ink on paper. 12″ x 13″ in 16″ x 20″ frame

Scumfuck; graphite & ink on paper, 8.25″ x 5 3/8″ in 10″ x 8″ frame

Civil Conduct; graphite & ink on paper; 5″ x 7.5″ in 8″ x 10″ frame

The Ballad of Jim Jones; graphite & ink on paper; 8″ x 12.75″ in 12″ x 16″ frame

Goat Shit (I Don’t Owe You Shit); graphite & ink on paper; 14.75″ x 9″ in 16″ x 12″ frame

Spector Hector; graphite & ink on paper; 12″ x 15.25″ in 16″ x 20″ frame

Celestial Splendor; graphite, ink & glitter on paper; 12″ x 14.5″ in 16″ x 20″ frame

[Images via La Luz de Jesus]