Every Nirvana fan remembers the band’s devastatingly beautiful, stripped-down MTV Unplugged performance from 1993, just four months before frontman Kurt Cobain passed away. The concert resulted in one of the greatest live albums ever, and showed off Cobain’s ability to quietly reach an emotional peak in his music.
Now, let’s get specific about Cobain’s wardrobe. Do you remember what he was wearing during the set? He was dressed down, in a ratty green cardigan and faded jeans, a now-iconic look. And now it can be yours. The Manhattan brand cardigan will hit the Julien’s Live auction block on November 7–yep, just days away.
The cardigan is a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra, with five buttons (one is missing), and two exterior pockets. There’s a burn hole near the left pocket, which is kind of endearing. It’s estimated to collect between $40,000 and $60,000, with a requisite opening bid of $20,000. The cardigan is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from a “close friend of the Cobain family.” A lock of Cobain’s hair is also included in the auction, with a $4000 starting bid price. Other Nirvana items include a platinum record plaque for Nevermind and a gold record plaque for In Utero. Sounds like nirvana for fans of the iconic band.
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HT: Rolling Stone