A ragged green cardigan sweater worn by the late Kurt Cobain during NIRVANA’s classic taping of “MTV Unplugged” in 1994 has sold for $137,000 at auction, according to The Pulse Of Radio. The garment, complete with burn hole and discoloration, was perhaps the highest profile item offered by Julien’s Live in their latest auction of rock memorabilia. Bidding on the sweater opened at $20,000 and the company only expected to fetch, at best, $60,000.
However, another Cobain item — a lock of his hair — was pulled from the auction, according to Spin. A representative of Julien’s Live did not state a reason why the strand of hair was removed from bidding. The hair was reportedly given by Courtney Love to a doll maker, to include in a Cobain doll that Love had commissioned for her daughter Frances. After the doll was created, the single lock was left over.
In addition to the cardigan, Julien’s Live also sold additional NIRVANA merchandise such as gold and platinum record plaques.
The auction also featured items such as handwritten PEARL JAM lyrics by Eddie Vedder, the drumhead THE BEATLES used on their famous 1964 “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance, a long-lost acoustic Gibson belonging to John Lennon, several items from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, a Valium bottle that belonged to Elvis Presley and more.