Kurt and the Gang

Back in August, arts label Belly Kids unveiled the wonderful Kurt Cobain sticker book. Sucked in by gorgeous illustrations and a smattering of nostalgia for our angsty youth, the book was a teen spirit-scented hit.

Kurt and the Gang
Kurt and the Gang

This week, Belly Kids are to open an exhibition of the works featured this week at east London’s KK Outlet.

Negative Creep, Chris Golden
Negative Creep, Chris Golden

As well as showing illustrations from the book, the exhibition will also feature some specially created new works.

Christopher Worker
Christopher Worker

For the purposes of the show, Kurt’s ‘gang’ is an oddball assortment of friends, peers and influences on the man himself, including  the likes of Daniel Johnston, Pixies, Lead Belly and of course, Cobain’s notorious widow, Courtney Love.

Daniel Johnston, by Paul Windle
Daniel Johnston, by Paul Windle

Alongside the Kurt-based creations, the KK Outlet’s side room will also be showing a number of previous Belly Kids work, such as the brilliant Bill Murrays . We’re also promised a host of other delights such as ‘Pizza, Monsters, Milkshakes, The Egyptians and more.’

Sean Morris
Sean Morris

Artists involved include Murray Somerville, Patrick Schmidt, Paul Windle, Sean Morris, Thomas Key, Sophie Alda and Mike Kilkelly.

The Thrill Murray colouring book
The Thrill Murray colouring book

Kurt and the Gang exhibition runs from 10 -31 January at KK Outlet,42 Hoxton Square, London N1

Bill Murray
Bill Murray

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