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Kurt Cobain's 1965 Dodge Dart to go on show

Published 18 June 2018

A 1965 Dodge Dart once owned by American singer-songwriter Kurt Cobain is going on display. The car is part of the ‘Growing Up Kurt’ exhibition at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Ireland, which also includes Cobain’s drawings and sketches along with clothing, hand-written lyrics.

Cobain, who fronted Seattle-based grunge band Nirvana, had a strong connection with Ireland. His ancestors emigrated from Carrickmore, County Tyrone, in 1875.

William Doyle, owner of the Museum of Style Icons, said: ‘These items have never previously been seen by the public and it’s an incredible honour to be a part of this amazing exhibition.’

Exhibits include the sweater worn in Nirvana's Video for Smells Like Teen Spirit – their breakthrough single, which won them an MTV Video Music Award in 1992. An award Cobain used as a door stop.

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With the media labelling Cobain as a spokesperson for Generation X and subjecting every aspect of his personal life (and its problems) to intense scrutiny, the singer became increasingly unhappy and eventually took his own life in 1994.

Kim Cobain, the singer’s sister, said, ‘With this exhibition we hope to bring the focus back to Kurt’s roots, vision, and artistic genius to inspire everyone not to lose their creativity and childlike wonder.’

The exhibition opens on July 19 and runs till September 30 in Newbridge, Ireland. For more information, visit: www.newbridgesilverware.com/tickets.

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