Kurt Cobain’s Hair, ‘MTV Unplugged’ Cardigan + More Are Up for Auction
The sweater is one of more than 300 items of rock-and-roll ephemera that will be auctioned off at Julien’s Live on Nov. 7 -- and honestly, it’s one of the less bizarre entries of the bunch. The auction will also include items from Eddie Vedder, the Beatles, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna and more.
Cobain’s cardigan will open at $20,000, but it’s expected to go for $40-60,000. If the acrylic-mohair-Lycra-blend sweater isn’t quite your style, you could also snag Nevermind’s Platinum or In Utero’s Gold record plaques. Weirdly, you can also bid on an actual lock of the late Nirvana leader’s hair. Courtney Love originally gave the hair to artist Dame Darcy to create a doll replica of Cobain for the couple’s daughter, Frances Bean. The leftover hair will be available at auction.
Other items at the Julien’s Live auction include Pearl Jam lyrics handwritten by Eddie Vedder; John Lennon’s Gibson guitar on which he wrote many of the Beatles' early hits; and Ringo Starr’s drumhead from the Beatles’ 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Arguably the most disturbing items included are Elvis' Valium pill bottle, muscle relaxant prescription and life insurance policy.
You can see everything up for auction right here.