Rare Photos From Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Shoot Now For Sale
The swimming baby featured on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind wasn't the only person to get wet for the sake of the album: The band hopped in the pool as well, and for years, most of the almost 200 photos taken by photographer Kirk Weddle have remained unseen. Now, 24 of them are currently up for sale from the Austin Modern Rocks Gallery. Check out the gallery above and find purchase details for limited edition prints here.
According to the website, the photos of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were shot in November 1991 at "a hotel swimming pool in Los Angeles, California," "a few months" after the baby photo that was used for the album cover. Each photo is available in three sizes — 11"x14", 16"x20" and 20"x24" — in a limited edition of only 50 prints. The photos are signed, hand-numbered and are Metallic Chromira prints with metallic ink. The smallest sized photos cost $360, while the medium size will sell for $540 and the largest are priced at $800.
The shoot took place at 10AM on a day when the weather wasn't ideal for swimming and right after the band had wrapped up a tour.
After having been kept "stacked in a closet, unorganized" by Weddle, some of the photos have recently begun to see light: Aside from this new sale, a few of the photos were used in the Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck.