The famous sweater of the deceased Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain (†27) is auctioned on Saturday in New York for 334’000 dollars. The estimate of 200’000 to 300’000 dollars was surpassed in the auction house, Julien’s Auctions significantly.
Cobain had worn the cardigan in the recording of “MTV Unplugged”album in November 1993. The jacket has several stains and a cigarette burn hole, should then be never been washed.
Cobain’s most important piece of clothing
The previous owner of Garrett Kletjian had bought the jacket 2015 for 137’500 dollars. The chief of Julien’s Auctions, Darren Julien, said before the auction compared to “AFP” that the jacket is the most important piece of clothing that I have worn Cobain ever. For the Nirvana front man it was so that something like the “Holy Grail” of his wardrobe.
Cobain had committed suicide in April 1994 – less than six months after the legendary “Unplugged”concert at the age of 27 years of life. With his music and his style, he influenced a whole Generation. At the auction in New York was auctioned in addition to the cardigan, the guitar that Cobain of Nirvana-tour “had played In Utero”. The Instrument changed hands for 340’000 dollars to the owner. (SDA)