COURTNEY LOVE’S FIRST ART SHOWApr. 27, 2012
So Hole frontwoman Courtney Love is having her first art show, and what do you know? The work looks just as you might expect: childlike drawings of mascara-smeared girls crying, dying and holding their hearts in their hands. Snippets of poetry and lyrics are scribbled around the edges, reading, “I will never not love you, you fucking dick!” and “I’m going to Hollywood. I’m gonna make it big and I’ll just sit and grin and the money will roll right in.” It’s like an emo-girlie version of Jean Dubuffet.
The exhibition, titled “And She’s Not Even Pretty!”, features 45 colored pencil, pastel and watercolor works on paper by Love, who studied art in the 1980s at the San Francisco Institute of Art, plus an accompanying catalogue. The show opens May 3-June 15, 2012 at the West 29th Street exhibition space of Fred Torres Collaborations, an artist management company that represents David LaChapelle, Ken Gonzales-Day and Alessandro Twombly, among others.
If you’re still skeptical, Creative Time director Anne Pasternak has vouched for Love’s works. “Sometimes coy and sexually alluring, they ultimately speak of her vulnerability and longing for fairytale romance,” she was quoted saying in the press release. “Above all, they show it all, as Courtney always does."