Photographs from Nirvana’s alleged last, official shoot will be released as non-fungible token (NFT) next week. Dubbed; The Last Session, the pictures were taken by photographer, Jesse Frohman around six months before frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide.
One hundred of Frohman’s images, including previously unseen pics, will go up for sale on May 3rd, as well as NFTs of other Nirvana images. Although some of the pictures have been widely circulated, other images had never before been seen, featuring Cobain wearing white-rimmed sunglasses, a leopard-print coat, and trapper hat. Kurt’s bandmates, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic also feature in several of the photos. Check out the collection on Frohman’s website.
Frohman said the Last Session NFT drop is “an artistic exploration into the ways evolving forms of media and technology can be used to keep a legend like Cobain alive and celebrate his impact on music and on generations.
“The Last Session Complete Collection is a set of 104 images, polaroids, and contact sheets – some previously never seen or sold – from my photoshoot with Cobain in 1993, the last photoshoot he ever did, and some of the most iconic images ever taken of him. All 104 images are sold under a single, indivisible 1-of-1 NFT. If ever resold, the collection will stay together as one NFT; a complete hallmark of Cobain’s legacy and impact.”
He said the landmark NFT release offers those who celebrate Kurt’s legacy “a chance to share ownership of a moment that is etched deeply upon the soul of music and culture”. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Frohman said he wanted to do “something that other people hadn’t done before. It’s something so special that won’t be offered again”.
Fans took to social media on April 5th, paying tribute to Kurt Cobain on the 27th anniversary of his suicide. Grohl recently reflected on the seismic impact his former bandmate and friend had on music, as well as discussing the emotional toll of the band’s untimely split.
“Of course, it was an incredibly challenging experience and ultimately one of the greatest heartbreaks of my life that Nirvana isn’t still here today making music,” Dave said of Cobain’s suicide. “Whether it would be called Nirvana or something else. It is one of my life’s greatest heartbreaks that Kurt isn’t still here to write more amazing songs because it’s pretty clear that he was blessed with a gift. I think it’s safe to say that he was the greatest songwriter of our generation. I’m very proud to say that I got to be his drummer and play those songs every night.”