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Like a Setting Sun (South G. Street, Tacoma, WA)

Photo: Courtesy Howard House Contemporary Art

Like a Setting Sun (South G. Street, Tacoma, WA)


Gretchen Bennett

American, born 1960

Bennett is drawn to Cobain as a way to address the peculiarities of the Northwest and her own development here. This work is from an ongoing group of drawings made from video stills of movies and film footage featuring Cobain and others portraying him.The intensely-worked color pencil drawing belies a sense of loving devotion to Kurt's memory, as if trying to hold on to him through this act.
Prismacolor pencils on paper
26 x 35 1/2 in. (66 x 90.2cm)
Gift of the Contemporary Collectors Forum
Photo: Courtesy Howard House Contemporary Art
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Kurt", May 13 - September 6, 2010

Seattle, Washington, Howard House Contemporary Art Gallery, "Hello",
February 28 - April 12, 2008

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