The sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana's performance on MTV: Unplugged in 1993
Image: Julien's Auctions
Nirvana founding member and grunge god Kurt Cobain's sweater sold to an anonymous bidder for $140,800 at auction on Saturday. The sweater, which Cobain wore during Nirvana’s celebrated 1993 MTV: Unplugged performance, was expected to sell for approximately $100,000, according to Los Angeles-based entertainment memorabilia auction house Julien’s Auctions.
Four months after the MTV performance, Cobain committed suicide in his Seattle home. An unnamed person described as a "friend of the Cobain family" put the sweater up for auction. The fact that the mohair-blend garment was stained and cigarette burned likely only added to its distinction as a grunge collectible.
See Nirvana's great performance of the Meat Puppets' "Lake of Fire" from the aforementioned MTV: Unplugged — as well as some banter between Kurt Cobain and the audience — below. Via Dangerous Minds