Following in her parents’ creative footsteps, Frances Bean Cobain – daughter of Hole singer Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain – is taking the art community by storm as she debuts her “ghoulish” collection of sketches at Los Angeles’ La Luz de Jesus gallery in an exhibition entitled “Scumf–k”.
“For the genre she’s working in she’s obviously very talented,” says Mat Gleason, editor of the Coagula Art Journal, who attended the sold-out show. Noting that her childhood in “a punk-rock household” has had an obvious influence on the 17-year-old artist, he adds: “She’s definitely keeping with the family tradition.”
Though Frances chose to show her work under the pseudonym “Fiddle Tim”, Gleason tells PEOPLE there is no doubt in his mind that the work is hers: “It tells me is that she didn’t want the attention, and that she wanted the work to stand on its own.”
“That shows integrity,” he adds.
Mom Courtney, though estranged from her daughter, tweeted her admiration for Frances’ work: “I adore my daughter and miss her,” she wrote. “But that scumf–k stuff is cool.”
Frances, who currently resides with her grandmother, is set to inherit a large amount of money from her father’s estate next month when she celebrates her eighteenth birthday on August 18.