Courtney Love is a musician, actress and artist born in San Francisco, California in 1964. Courtney Love studied fine art at the San Francisco Art Institute in the 1980’s and has drawn throughout her life, but only recently decided to exhibit her work. She considers the artists David LaChapelle and Julian Schnabel her mentors in her first professional foray into visual art. In 1986 her role in the film Sid and Nancy caught the attention of Andy Warhol and the editors of Interview magazine and they featured her in a two-page spread as a rising star. Debbie Harry introduced Love on the talk show Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes on MTV (1987) as a “flamboyant rising new star.” She formed the alternative-rock band Hole in 1989. In the 1990s, Love went on to release several successful albums with Hole, including Hole’s breakthrough classic recording Live Through This was hailed as the “Best Album of 1994” by Rolling Stone magazine. She also starred in films such as The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress, Drama and was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the New York, Boston and Chicago Film Critics Circles, and Man on the Moon (1999). Love played the embodiment of Caligula in Francesco Vezzoli’s Trailer For A Remake Of Gore Vidal’s Caligula (2005), which premiered at the 51st Venice Biennial in 2005 and went on to be exhibited in the Whitney Biennial the following year. Named “the Queen of Rock” by Rolling Stone, Love has more recently branched out from music and film to complete projects in fashion and writing. She currently lives and works in New York City.
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