Kurt Cobain’s unwashed cardigan sweater from the recording of Nirvana’s famous MTV Unplugged performance went up for auction over the weekend. The sweater previously sold for $137,000, but this time the cardigan went for more than twice that amount, selling for $334,000. The sweater was sold by Julien’s Auctions as part of their Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll event at the Hard Rock Cafe New York. Among the 700 items sold were belongings of The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Janis Joplin.
Cobain’s sweater was listed by the auction house as a Manhattan-brand garment described as “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.”
In addition, Cobain’s left-handed Fender Mustang guitar, which was played by the frontman on the In Utero tour, sold for $340,000.
The auctioning of the sweater coincides with Unplugged’s 25th anniversary next month, as well as the 25th anniversary vinyl reissue of Nirvana’s Unplugged album, which will be released on November 1 and is available for preorder.
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