Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Cardigan Sells At Auction For $334,000
Decades after the grunge icon’s suicide, the green sweater has never been washed.
Most 25-year-old sweaters with cigarette-burned holes in them have long since made it to the thrift store, at best. Then there’s the sweater Kurt Cobain wore on Nirvana‘s legendary MTV Unplugged—and just about anything else the singer and songwriter touched in his brief time in the spotlight.
That sweater went up as part of Julien’s Auctions’ Icons and Idols auction on October 25 and 26 along with a custom 1993 Fender Mustang guitar used during Nirvana’s In Utero tour. The BBC reports that the mohair cardigan sold Saturday for a whopping $334,000.
The iconic piece of clothing is now reportedly the most expensive sweater ever sold at auction after it was snapped up in New York on Saturday.
Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auction, called Cobain’s mohair cardigan “the holy grail of any article of clothing that he ever wore”.
No doubt about its status, given that it was never laundered after Cobain last wore it and maintains its lived-in look.
Surprisingly, Cobain’s guitar sold for just $6,000 more, $340,000, according to the BBC.
Start digging in the couch cushions for that extra change today, though: Cobain’s Seattle-area home was still up for sale as of October 27, for $7,500,000.