MTV Unplugged was famous for many things, great performances, great monologues, and versions of songs from super stars stripped down in a way you’d normally never get the chance to see. MTV Unplugged also gave us a glimpse of those same stars wearing clothing that were, how shall we say? Comfortable?
In Kurt Cobain’s case, it was that ‘green cardigan’ he wore during Nirvana’s performance at the grunge band’s Unplugged taping. Well, here’s your chance to own it, it’s going to auction.
Not any old sweater, this one will be sold via a Julien’s live auction block and check this out, it is expected to fetch up to $60,000.
The cardigan’s official description on the auction’s website reads, “The Manhattan brand sweater is a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent), with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near left pocket and discoloration on right pocket, size medium.” To authenticate the item, it will be accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by a “Cobain family friend,” who donated the cardigan to the auction.
Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged session was filmed in November of 1993 but was first aired a month later. This was followed a year later by the release of the recording of the performance, seventh months after Cobain’s suicide in April 1994.
For those fans who miss out on the sweater at auction, fear not. As well as the sweater, the auction house will also be offering an actual lock of Cobain’s hair. This was originally given to a comic artist and doll maker, Dame Darcy by Courtney Love. The lock is 10 inches in length and is expected to sell for up to $10,000.
Bidding for both the cardigan and the lock of air will open on Saturday, November 7th.
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