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Really Big Bucks Paid For Grungy Green Sweater

October 30, 2019
Cobain's sweater

Cobain’s sweater

So how much would you pay for an old, dirty, cigarette burnt, used cardigan? I bet a lot less than someone (who wishes to remain anonymous) just paid for Kurt Cobain’s old cardigan that he wore during a performance on MTV’s “Unplugged” in 1993. Cobain was the lead singer and guitarist for Nirvana, an American rock band that was formed in 1987 and lasted until 1994, the year of Cobain’s death from a drug overdose. The sweater was the highlight of a two day auction in New York titled, Icons and Idols: Rock and Roll, which featured a plethora of rock and roll memorabilia and artifacts from some of the most iconic musicians, including items from Elvis, The Beatles, Madonna, Queen, Dylan, Hendrix, Springsteen, Elton John, etc…you get the idea! The grungy old sweater last sold four years ago for $137.5K and was expected to make $200-300K this time around. The consignor must be really pleased as the winning bidder paid $334K, I believe that this is now the most expensive dirty, old, sweater sold at auction.