Smells like Kurt Cobain: Nirvana star’s cardigan to be auctioned

A cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s iconic Unplugged session is going up for sale.

The olive green mohair cardigan epitomised the fashion of the grunge-scene of the early 1990s, and even has a burn hole in one of the pockets.

It is estimated to sell for up to £245,000.

The MTV gig, which took place in November 1993, featured many of the band’s lesser-known hits and covers.

It is widely considered to be one of Nirvana’s most defining performances.

A turquoise custom-built Fender guitar which Cobain played during the band’s In Utero tour will also go under the hammer.

The left-handed guitar, which was made in 1993, was previously on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Image: The turquoise guitar was made especially for the left-handed frontman

Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love has written an accompanying letter of provenance, saying it was one of his favourite guitars.

The instrument could raise up to £409,000.

Cobain died on 5 April 1994, aged just 27, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love with their daughter Frances Bean at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony
Image: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love with their daughter Frances Bean in 1993

Earlier this year, Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean curated a new clothing line to celebrate the legacy of her father.

Other pieces in the two-day auction of rock memorabilia include handwritten lyrics by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen.

It will take place later this month.

Source: SKY NEWS

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