Courtney Love appears on the cover of celebrity photographer Dave LaChapelle’s new coffee table book, Heaven To Hell, cradling a skinny look-alike of her late husband, Kurt Cobain, in an image that mimics Mary holding Jesus after his crucifixion. Love’s blue dress is gathered to suggest Mary’s robes and Cobain lies limp on his back with track marks in his arms that are suggestive of Jesus’ wounds. The picture is typical of LaChapelle, who uses sets, costumes, and perfect lighting to achieve provocative and highly stylized images.
Cobain died in suspicious circumstances in 1994. He was found with what was ruled a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, but also had more heroin in his system than it is believed he could have self-injected. Some claim that the details of Kurt’s death suggest that Courtney conspired to murder him with the help of Michael Dewitt, the Cobain’s male nanny. (See, all mannies aren’t benevolent. Here’s Kurt Cobain’s suicide letter vs. Google Adsense.) [via]
This image is gorgeous and is meant to invite controversy. I don’t find it offensive so much as in poor taste. Assuming that Cobain committed suicide, would you pose with a look-alike of your dead husband – in a pose that suggests he’s dying? Then again, Courtney doesn’t really give a shit because she does a lot of things that people would find offensive. At least she’s somewhat sober now.
David LaChappelle’s book is “coming soon,” according to his website.
What a trashy bitch. Anything for money, no respect for anyone. Not even her dead husband. Sad.
OMG I hope she dies.
Courtney wants some attention. Sad.
Sad and pathetic no matter how you look at it. How do you think that her daughter will feel when she sees this photo?
Courtney Love and a firm grasp of taste, reality and good sense have never been comfortable bed fellows, but this is a new low even for her. Shameless.
I Doubt she took a moment to realize the impact this image will have on her daughter!!! Poor Frances Bean..
Why are we trash-talking Courtney Love, when she’s isn’t the one to come up with the idea for a cover of a book, anyway. Its just a photo, its just a book, and we’re looking into this a little too critically. Plus, Cobain was selfish enough to commit suicide and leave her on her own. He didnt think about her, and well, she moved on. Life happens, and who cares what she does anyways? She’s just a celebrity.
I’m shocked. THat’s awful, horrible. Courtney has passed the limits.
kurt could be Jesus,he is….. but this fucking bitch?
I agree with all of you except Gina Vucetic ,,, this is sick. I feel sorry for Francs Bean…. What a horrible woman or… creature.
she is no virgin.
Its just a picture, assholes. Get over it. Unless you were personally in the room, when kurt died & saw all that happened…..Quit being so fucking judgemental. Try complaining about the war, where lots of people are dying, vs. a picture
an amazing shot.. this cld be symbollic but anyway it is great art.. another masterpiece.
people are being stupid, close minded & petty by not seeing the beauty in this.
This picture pisses me off. Kurt should of took Frances Bean when he had the chance. I bet he would of tooken care of her better than Courtney.