Jeff Jampol, who manages late performers like the Nirvana frontman, is organising the project, which will feature much of the rocker's works of art as well as some of his possessions.

"He’s got some amazing canvases that a lot of the world has never seen or even heard of," Jampol told The New York Times. "A lot of people approach these legacies as vultures winging around this decomposing body looking for little islands of still-pink flesh they can consume. I take the opposite approach. I believe in reanimating the body, and then all the revenue streams will come with it."

Jampol is working with Cobain's widow, rocker Courtney Love and their only child, daughter Frances Bean Cobain for the art show.

Cobain's art was first featured in the 2015 documentary Cobain: Montage of Heck, which was executive produced by Frances Bean.