While anticipating that show, we got curious about other musicians who moonlight as visual artists, and we've come up with a collection of a few of our favorites. Images from artists Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and more, after the jump.
Kurt Cobain's painting was the cover art of Incesticide. In the album's liner notes he was credited as Kurdt Kobain.
Bob Dylan had been making art for years before his first exhibition — an exhibit of 140 paintings that showed in an eastern German gallery in 2007, where critics compared him to Munch, Matisse and Max Beckmann.
Paul McCartney made paintings for 15 years before he told anyone about it.
David Bowie studied art and graphic design before he became famous as a musician. New York's Museum of Art and Design presented a multimedia show called David Bowie, Artist earlier this year that exhibited his work through the lens of performance art.
John Mellencamp's Basquiat-esque canvases borrow from his songwriting themes about the sometimes dark underbelly of the heartland.
In the early ’80s, Kim Gordon wrote for Artforum and worked in Soho art galleries — her artistic proclivities are evident in Sonic Youth album covers, which have featured work by Mike Kelley (Dirty), Raymond Pettibon (Goo) and Richard Prince (Sonic Nurse).