The cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s 1993 performance on MTV Unplugged sold for a record price.
This weekend, the Hard Rock Café in New York hosted a major auction featuring more than 400 items that belonged to Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Jimi Hendrix, including a guitar and sweater that belonged to the Nirvana leader. A true spark, Kurt Cobain was to music what Basquiat was to art: both died very young (27 years old) and in their own way revolutionized their domain in this short space of time. However, prices close to those visible in the field of art were observed this weekend, particularly on Kobain’s artefacts. The Fender guitar he used on his last In Utero tour sold for $340,000. As for the clothing, experts had estimated a sale at between $200,000 and $300,000, but the cardigan was finally sold for $320,000, making it the most expensive sweater ever sold. Remember that a Michael Jackson glove has reached $350,000, so the Young King of rock doesn’t have much to envy from the pop one.