Nirvana “In Utero” Tour Prop Stage Mannequins “Mankin”

Nirvana “In Utero” tour photos are always instantly recognizable because of the angel wing mannequins on stage behind the band.  The mannequins were inspired from the “transparent anatomical mankin” on the cover of the In Utero” album.  Some of the best photos of Kurt Cobain playing live on that tour have these mankins with angel wings in the background.  Here are a few of our favorites we came across…

Kurt Cobain In Utero Tour 1993 Stage Angel Wings Mankin

Kurt Cobain mannequins mankin In Utero Tour Nirvana

Nirvana In Utero Tour Nirvana Kurt Cobain Mannequins

As they did often with their musical equipment the mannequins were abused and beat up on-stage as well.

Nirvana In Utero Tour Kurt Cobain Mannequin GIF Knocking Head Off

The mannequins and several other Nirvana related items are on display at an exhibition, called Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses” at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington.

Nirvana In Utero Tour Mankins EMP Angel Wings Kurt Cobain Punk To The Masses

Nirvana In Utero Stage Props Mannequins EMP Seattle

This particular mankin is the one directly behind Cobain in most of the photos.

Nirvana Stage Props Mannequins In Utero

It is also the same one that Kurt had this cool moment with for this photo.

Kurt Cobain Mankin Photo In Utero Tour Angel Wings Prop

Kurt Cobain’s Collage Used For The Back Cover Of Nirvana “In Utero”


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