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Courtney Love

Courtney Love was born in San Francisco, California in 1964, before moving to Portland, Oregon where she grew up. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. In the ‘90s, Love was a prominent figure in both the scenes of alternative rock and grunge music. She is known for her controversial performance style and lyricism, which often sparked widespread attention and controversy. In 2013 NME labelled her “one of the most influential singers in alternative culture in the last 30 years.”

Growing up in Portland, Courtney Love developed her passion for different musical styles by becoming active in the local new wave and punk scenes. This passion bore fruit with the inception of the band Hole, with which she became the lead singer. Hole formed in 1989 and released their debut album, “Pretty on the Inside” in 1991. Produced under the label Caroline Records, this album received critical acclaim. With Hole, Love became an influential figure for female alternative rock and grunge performers, with her reputedly saying ‘I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming’.

In 1992, Love married Kurt Cobain, frontman of alternative rock and grunge band, Nirvana. This tumultuous marriage drew huge public attention around her and Cobain’s personal lives. In 1994, Cobain tragically committed suicide, and two months after, Hole bassist Kristen M. Puff lost her life due to a drug overdose.

Hole’s second album, released under the label DGC Records, was titled “Live Through This”. It was softer in tone in comparison to their prior album and evoked the heartbreak, trauma and pain that Love felt during this turbulent time in her life. It was one of the top 100 albums of all time by NME.

In 2004, Love released “America’s Sweetheart”, her first solo record, through Virgin records. She later released “Nobody’s Daughter” with Hole, in 2010. She has confirmed that since 2020, she has started to write and compose new music.

Browse our unique collection of Courtney Love photos and prints below

Courtney Love (COUR001PHNI)

Courtney Love

Courtney Love captured during a London photo shoot for Melody Maker magazine in August 1991.

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Featured Prints

Oasis (OA077JF)

Oasis

Jill Furmanovsky photograph of Noel Gallagher taken in France during the recording of their 4th album 'Standing on the Shoulder of Giants'

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Led Zeppelin (LZ001MPUT)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin performing at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA 1977.

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Miles Davis (MD001DONH)

Miles Davis

Miles Davis with John Coltrane during the recording sessions for 'Kind of Blue' at Columbia Studios in New York in the Spring of 1959

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Adam and the Ants (AANT001ABAL)

Adam and the Ants

Adam Ant posing as the Dandy Highwayman on the set of Stand and Deliver at Hatfield House in Spring 1981.

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Joy Division (JD1001KC)

Joy Division

Iconic shot of Joy Division walking in the snow near Manchester Cathedral in 1979

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Pulp (PULP001STDO)

Pulp

Jarvis Cocker mimicking the poster artwork for the film 'Kes' on an NME shoot

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Featured Artists

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968 & considered one of the most innovative & influential rock bands in history.

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Joy Division

Joy Division

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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres.

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Björk

Björk

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Beatles, The

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 and widely regarded as the most influential acts of the rock era.

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Oasis

Oasis

Oasis were an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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Featured Collections

***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky is one of the greatest ever rock & roll photographers with a huge archive of iconic shots of the world's best music artists

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Michael Putland Collection

Michael Putland Collection

When it comes to rock photography Michael Putland has done it all, having shot the biggest name in rock & pop from Abba to Zappa.

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Jake Chessum

Jake Chessum

During his 30 year career Jake Chessum has shot defining images of musicians such as Amy Winehouse, Jay Z, The Beastie Boys & David Bowie.

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's Division Bell

Album Covers

Album covers can define a band almost as much as the music itself. Now you can put this great art on your wall as well as your turntable

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Morgan Howell Print Collection

Morgan Howell Print Collection

Artist Morgan Howell's paintings of record sleeves have become cult classics. We are delighted to introduce a range of his affordable prints

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