Artist to Smoke Kurt Cobain's Ashes

Nirvana frontman's supposed remains, stolen from wife, will star in Berlin exhibition
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2008 2:34 PM CDT
Singer Courtney Love and her daughter Frances Bean Cobain pose as they arrive at a gala.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An Australian performance artist who claims to have obtained late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s ashes will smoke them at a Berlin exhibition, NME reports. Artist Natascha Stellmach says the lighting up will symbolize Cobain’s ultimate freedom from the media. As to how she came by the remains, which were stolen from Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, in May: “That's confidential and kind of magic.”