Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana ‘MTV Unplugged’ Cardigan and a Lock of His Hair on Auction Block
We just passed the 21st anniversary of the release of Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York disc and the familiar cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during the taping is one of the pieces of memorabilia that are up for auction through Julien's Live.
During the taping that took place in 1993, Cobain was seen wearing a vintage green cardigan sweater. According the Julien's Live description, the Manhattan brand sweater is a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure. One of the buttons is absent. The sweater also has two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near the left pocket, a discoloration on the right pocket and is medium in size.
The sweater was obtained from a close friend of the Cobain family and there's a signed letter of authenticity that will be provided to the winning bidder. The bidding will start at $20,000 and it's estimated that the price will rise to somewhere between $40,000 and $60,000. See the sweater and bidding page here.
There is also a lock of Cobain's hair going on the block. The follicles were given to doll maker and comic artist Dame Darcy by Cobain's widow, Courtney Love. In a comic book style letter of authenticity, Darcy explains that in the 1990s she sold her handmade dolls in the back of her comic book Meat Cake. Love became a client and commissioned a doll for her daughter Frances using Cobain’s hair. This lock was the hair that remained once the doll was made. Accompanied by both a black and white and inked copy of the letter of authenticity. The lock of hair auction page can be found here.
The Cobain items are just a part of a larger auction of music memorabilia. To see what else is on the auction block, check this location.
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