The iconic sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance sold for $334,000 at auction – a record.
Julian’s Auctions says the price exceeded expectations and became the most expensive sweater ever sold at an auction.
The olive sweater is a Manhattan-brand cardigan, size medium, with one button missing. It has a burn hole and discoloration near the left pocket, and according to Rolling Stone, it hasn’t been washed since Cobain last wore it.
Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York was recorded in November, 1993 and aired a month later, but it wasn’t released on record until November, 1994 – seven months after Cobain’s death. The performance is remembered for its eerie funeral-like atmosphere and unconventional setlist that included several covers.
Cobain’s custom turquoise Fender Mustang guitar sold at the same auction over the weekend for $340,000. He used it on Nirvana’s In Utero tour. Julian’s says Courtney Love sent the guitar to a fan three months after his death.
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