The Fix reports that Love's daughter, Frances Bean, has controlled Cobain's likeness since 2010, the year after Love lost custody of her.
Frances has taken over all the rights to the Cobain name, and Love no longer manages End of Music LLC, the business entity that makes money from his publicity rights. She agreed to step down from it in 2010, when she got a $2.75 million loan from Frances' trust fund, and she won't make any more money from Cobain's name or likeness until she pays it all back.
Meanwhile, Courtney owns about a 60 percent share of a large warehouse full of Kurt's belongings, while Frances has about 40 percent of it. And a guy named Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music owns 100 percent of the administrative rights to Cobain's music, which means Courtney has no say over how that music is used now.
Courtney, at the very least, is keeping herself busy. That classic-lineup Hole reunion last month was a good sign. And now she's got a gallery show, featuring a bunch of her drawings, showing at the New York gallery Fred Torres Collaborations. It's called "And She's Not Even Pretty," and it'll run through June 15.
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